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17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should read this summer

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Former President Barack Obama is a prolific reader .
It's a tradition for him to make a list of summer reading each year.
This year's book recommendations focused on African literature.
Former President Barack Obama is making his first trip to Africa since he left the White House last year. So, his annual summer reading list, which he posted on Facebook , is focusing on African literature.
"Kenya, of course, is the Obama ancestral home," he wrote in the July 13 post. "I visited for the first time when I was in my twenties and I was profoundly influenced by my experiences...
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