In the book Dreams From My Father, what is the central idea?

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The central idea of Dreams From My Father is the importance of identity. As someone from a mixed-race background Barack Obama has to find his place in American society and this means constructing an identity for himself. Yet this task is made all the more difficult by the fact that he never really knew his African father. Contemporary American society doesn't offer much help, either. Obama is regarded by black and white alike as African-American despite his having a white mother.

So Obama, through experience and reflection, has to settle on a stable identity for himself, one that...

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