Former US president Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land on sale in a bookstore in Washington. The memoir is a masterful lament about the fragility of hope. Photo: AFP Former US president Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land on sale in a bookstore in Washington. The memoir is a masterful lament about the fragility of hope. Photo: AFP
Former US president Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land on sale in a bookstore in Washington. The memoir is a masterful lament about the fragility of hope. Photo: AFP

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Barack Obama’s elegant, thoughtful memoir A Promised Land is a masterful insight into the struggle for hope

  • Former US president’s book A Promised Land covers the time from his childhood through to the assassination of Osama bin Laden in 2011
  • Beautifully written, it often reads like a conversation Obama is having with himself about whether his presidency was really all worth the trouble

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Former US president Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land on sale in a bookstore in Washington. The memoir is a masterful lament about the fragility of hope. Photo: AFP Former US president Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land on sale in a bookstore in Washington. The memoir is a masterful lament about the fragility of hope. Photo: AFP
Former US president Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land on sale in a bookstore in Washington. The memoir is a masterful lament about the fragility of hope. Photo: AFP
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