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My Fathers' Daughter: A Story of Family and Belonging What do you wear to meet your father for the first timeIn , Hannah Pool knew about next season s lipstick colors than she did about Africa a beauty editor for The Guardian newspaper, she juggled lattes and cocktails, handbags and hangouts through her twenties just like any other beautiful, independent Londoner Her white, English adoptive relatives were beloved to her and were all the family she neededOkay, if I treat it as a first date, then I m on home turf What image do I want to put across Classic, rather than trendy, and if my G string doesn t pop out, I should be able to carry the whole thing offContacted by relatives she didn t know she had, she decided to visit Eritrea, the war torn African country of her birth, and answer for herself the daunting questions every adopted child asksImagine what it s like to never have seen another woman or man from your own family To spend your life looking for clues in the faces of strangersWe all need to know why we were given upWhat Hannah Pool learned on her journey forms a narrative of insight, wisdom, wit, and warmth beyond all expectationsWhen I stepped off the plane in Asmara, I had no idea what lay ahead, or how those events would change me, and if I d thought about it too hard I probably wouldn t have gotten farther than the baggage claimA story that will send shivers down your spine,The Bookseller , My Fathers Daughter follows Hannah Pool s brave and heartbreaking return to Africa to meet the family she lost and the father she thought was dead

10 thoughts on “My Fathers' Daughter: A Story of Family and Belonging

  1. Nabse Bamato Nabse Bamato says:

    This is an extremely difficult review to write Not because the book was bad far from it No, reviewing it is difficult because the story it tells is so incredibly personal, the writing is so honest and the experiences it relates go right to the core of the author s identity Any criticism would feel like a belittlem

  2. Emma Deplores oaklandjobs.co.uk Censorship Emma Deplores oaklandjobs.co.uk Censorship says:

    This is a very readable and engaging memoir, about a British journalist s trip to Eritrea to meet her birth family As a baby, Hannah Pool was adopted from an orphanage by a white couple then working in Sudan She grew up primarily in England, and had no contact with her birth family until age 29, when she finally followe

  3. Sabrina Rutter Sabrina Rutter says:

    I have read stories about adoptees meeting their birth families, and I have watched the shows on television about the same thing Never though did I ever imagine what it might be like for someone who was adopted from a third world country to returne to the strange land of their birth The author is very honest, and open about h

  4. Cindy Cindy says:

    I throughly enjoyed this book While I am not an Eritrean, I lived in Asmara for most of my elementary school years There used to be a US Military base in Asmara called Kagnew Station I remember my time in Eritrea fondly It was Ethiopia when I lived there The revolution was just beginning when we left I left Asmara the year that Han

  5. DubaiReader DubaiReader says:

    Return to Eritrea.Around the time I visited Eritrea I read two books one about an Eritrean refugee making the treacherous journey out of Eritrea and the other about Hannah Pool, a British journalist who was born in a remote village in Eritrea and adopted from an orphanage, leaving a family she had never met They complimented each other a

  6. Laurie Laurie says:

    This book is about a woman who visits her country of birth, Eritrea, about 30 years after she was adopted by English parents I learned a lot about what international adoptees might feel and the emotions that surface as they investigate their past and meet biological family members It was especially interesting that she consistently affirms tha

  7. Sofia Sofia says:

    would put 3 stars for the literature part of this book The language didn t really impress me But, the story is powerful and interesting A very personal story that becomes important especially as a window for white western people to lives and experiences with different challenges then we know I feel very grateful the author decided to write her story

  8. Senayet Senayet says:

    My Fathers Daughter by Hannah Pool was a well thought out memoir She took us on a journey through her experience of adoption and retracing her roots The true details of what it was like to be face to face with the family that gave her up nearly 30 years ago This book deserves 4 stars because I felt like I was in Hannah s shoes and a part of her journey ba

  9. Dulcie Pavuluri Dulcie Pavuluri says:

    An amazing first person account of a life not lived and another path to reliving it It is one of the best memoirs I have read In most part I think it is because she tells the story through her own eyes and not those of others or even herself in an awkward formation of description and detail I can t tell you much about this story but I think that it applies to m

  10. Nancy Nancy says:

    The author was adopted by a white British couple, at the age of six months from an orphanage in Eritrea During her early years she lives through a lot of displacement, but finally settles in with her adoptive father and stepmother in England Her adoptive parents had been told she was an orphan, so when she receives a letter from a cousin announcing that her birth fat

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