Chinese author Yiyun Li believes readers deserve more than Obama’s reliance on symbols and clichés. Obama’s book reflects a perceived need to use language approved by others.
Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961, was the 44th President of the United States and the first black US president. He served as president between January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate in October 2009. He was succeeded by Republican Donald John Trump, who assumed office in January 2017.