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My Father's Daughter De Eritrese Hannah Pool Wordt Als Jong Meisje Geadopteerd Door Een Blank Echtpaar Dat Ontwikkelingswerk Doet In Het Buurland Soedan Nadat Ze Haar Adoptiemoeder Op Jonge Leeftijd Verliest, Verhuizen Hannah En Haar Vader Terug Naar Londen Als Zwarte Dochter Van Een Blanke Wetenschapper Voelt Ze Zich Al Snel Anders Dan Haar Blanke Leeftijdsgenootjes.Op Een Dag Ontvangt Hannah Een Brief Van Een Onbekende Broer Waar Ze Zich Lange Tijd Geen Raad Mee Weet Hoewel Het Voelt Als Verraad Jegens Haar Vader, Besluit Ze Uiteindelijk Toch Af Te Reizen Naar Haar Familie In Eritrea.


10 thoughts on “My Father's Daughter

  1. 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 belittlement of what the writer is describing and, as such, than just being a criticism of how she writes, would feel like a comment on who she is So, deep breath, here goes.My Fathers Daughter is the story of Hannah Pool, a successful British journalist who many will recognise from her writing in a national newspaper Hannah was born in a small village in a remote part of Eritrea but, when her mother died giving birth to her, spent the first few months of her life in an orphanage She was soon adopted by a white British couple and taken to live in Manchester in the UK via extended stints in Sudan and Norway , always believing that both her parents were dead One day, though, she receives a letter from her brother in Eritrea and discovers that her father is, in fact still alive After a monumental personal struggle she heads o...


  2. 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 followed up on a letter a brother had sent her a decade before Meeting a cousin in London ultimately led to her taking a two week trip to Eritrea, where she met her biological father, several siblings and extended family Initially she arranged to meet the family in the capital, Asmara, but she wound up traveling to her father s and sister s remote villages to see their real lives and the place where she was born.The book is an emotional memoir than a travelogue whether because the author is an especially sensitive person or because of the emotional nature of her trip probably a combination of the two , she has a lot of feelings about everything and describes them in detail This basically works the subject matter is interesting, and her writing is clear and engaging and makes for quick reading And we do get the chance to learn about Eritrea along with the author Ultimately, though, it s a deeply personal story, as the author struggles with her own identity, with becoming part of a new family witho...


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    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 her experience I feel that this womans story is very unique in that we get to read about an African village from a whole different point of view She is not an aid worker who will make the c...


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    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 and both, in their own ways, educated me on this country that I knew so little about.Hannah s mother had died giving birth to her, and her father, who already had a large family, put her into an orphanage for care The couple who adopted her were told that her parents were dead and she was adopted into Norway and then UK, as the coloured daughter of white parents For many years she had no idea that she had any family other than her adopted one, until, at the age of 19 she received a letter from her brother, informing her that her father was still alive She was dumb struck, all these years she had believed that she had no living relatives and here were a brother and father in one.However, she didn t want to hurt her adoptive father and wasn t sure of her own feelings, so it was another 10 years until she followed up on the letter It turned out that she had a cousin visiting London and so her first move was to meet up with him From him she learned that she had many sisters and brothers and that her father was still living At the age of 29 she finally found th...


  5. 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 Hannah was born, 1974 I was 12 years old I have been to most of the larger cities she mentioned in the book The towns of Keren and Massawa had recreation areas for U.S Military soldiers and sailors and their families I spent many happy hours swimming in the Red Sea in Massawa as a child I too can spot an Eritrean anywhere I go Most of my friends from those days can too They are some of the most beautiful people on the entire continent of Africa in my opinion Even though I am a white American I had a special feeling when I lived there A feeling I have never experienced anywhere else I have ever lived It s like a feeling of being grounded to the Earth It s standing in one of the most ancient places in the world and really feeling it I would love to go back some day I m sure that most of the Eritreans I knew back then are probably no longer alive I know the revolution and continuing war with Ethiopia were and are brutal I really enjoyed this book and thank Hannah for writing it I thought it was excellent I would love to have some Zigni and Injera for dinner again I need to find an Ethiopian restaurant in South Florida I pray some day they will be ble...


  6. 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 ...


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    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 One of these books who broaden horizons 100% Not only...


  8. 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 back home She shared what it was like to live in a household where no one looked like her in a very respectable manner I enjoyed reading her memoir in a humors way She was able to bring light to her situation and not feel as though she would never be able to find her true identity Imagine 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 up, Hannah Pool Although she came to realize that it was actually in her interest to be adopted, given the financial circumstances her biological family endured, she still needed answers as to why it was her and not her other siblings Who she belonged to, where she came from, and her blood relatives, questions which she had been receiving all her life, but didn t have the answers to In class we just got done with writing children s stories One of the difficult topics to explain to children was adoption Children who are given up for adoption live their lives wondering why they were separated from their family They want to know if it was their fault or if they coul...


  9. 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 many of us in some form or other She lives one life while thinking of another and has the chance to actually live it While living it she learns about herself and the life she has lead and will lead in the future not a gift many of us get All I can say is that I hope you read this book with eyes wide open and look at your life through the vision this memoir gives you This author gives us something not many memoir writers can, a view into our own lives through hers and the lives she has and could have lead Perhaps you need ot be a certain age to read this but i think if you are open enough Pool can get you to think about life and those lives around you without much effort simply because she told the story in first person not your typical memoir of today but one that allows you to live in her skin and experience all she has to offer Without the ending I can t tell you much but she was adopted from Africa, lived in Britain and then went back to where she was adopted from and returns to think a...


  10. 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 father is living, and that she has a number of siblings and half siblings in Eritrea, and cousins around the world, her world is turned upside down But she ignores the letter for nine years before deciding to meet her Eritrean family Her decision to do so, and the story of the trip itself make up the bulk of the book The situation is a fascinating one, as Pool deals with issu...


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