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What do you wear to meet your father for the first time In 2004 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 needed Okay if I treat it as a first date then I'm on home turf What image do I want to put acrossClassi. 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 uniue 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 country seem hot smelly and strange She is not a runaway bride that is now telling her story after becoming a famous model making the country sound like paradise gone wrong Hannah Pool gets to be the outsider not just looking in but being embraced into the intimate lives of African villagers A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you wear to meet

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On her journey forms a narrative of insight wisdom wit and warmth beyond all expectations When 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 claim A 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 dea. 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 learning about a little country we don t talk much but also about heritage adoption belonging family and identity A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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 dea. 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 learning about a little country we don t talk much but also about heritage adoption belonging family and identity

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C rather than trendy and if my G string doesn't pop out I should be able to carry the whole thing off Contacted 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 uestions every adopted child asks 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 What Hannah Pool learned. Return to EritreaAround 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 aboutHannah 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 oneHowever 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 the courage to make the journey to the land of her birth and meet her large familyThe trip involved a number if issues primarily the fact that she could only communicate directly with family members who spoke English she had only a few words in her native tongue She also found it very strange to find that after being so obviously black amongst so many whites in her adopted country she now melded with the huge crowd of Eritreans when she arrived at the airport only to discover that there were things about her that they could detect and thus label her as an incomer and put her into another sub set of the populationHer original plan to meet with her family in the capital Asmara developed into a wish to see them in their home villages and see the home where she was born This journey into the hinterlands was my favourite part of the book a fascinating travelogue What she found there was eye opening and made her think again about her wish that she had been allowed to stay with her birth familyThis was a fascinating story told with raw emotion My only issue with it was that Hannah spent a bit too long on some of the emotional issues shall I leave this room no I ll just stay here but I must gonot a literal uote until the repetition became irritating Otherwise an excellent view into adoption into a different coloured family and the reunion with family that she had long believed deadAlso readParadise Denied by Zekarias Kebraeb 5stars The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, your life looking for clues in the faces of strangersWe all need to know why we were given up What Hannah Pool learned. Return to EritreaAround 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 aboutHannah 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 Hers to Protect 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 Her Small-Town Hero years she had believed that she had no living relatives and here were a brother and father in oneHowever she didn t want to hurt her adoptive father and wasn t sure of her own feelings so it was another 10 Red Tail (Travis Trilogy 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 the courage to make the journey to the land of her birth and meet her large familyThe trip involved a number if issues primarily the fact that she could only communicate directly with family members who spoke English she had only a few words in her native tongue She also found it very strange to find that after being so obviously black amongst so many whites in her adopted country she now melded with the huge crowd of Eritreans when she arrived at the airport only to discover that there were things about her that they could detect and thus label her as an incomer and put her into another sub set of the populationHer original plan to meet with her family in the capital Asmara developed into a wish to see them in their home villages and see the home where she was born This journey into the hinterlands was my favourite part of the book a fascinating travelogue What she found there was eye opening and made her think again about her wish that she had been allowed to stay with her birth familyThis was a fascinating story told with raw emotion My only issue with it was that Hannah spent a bit too long on some of the emotional issues shall I leave this room no I ll just stay here but I must gonot a literal uote until the repetition became irritating Otherwise an excellent view into adoption into a different coloured family and the reunion with family that she had long believed deadAlso readParadise Denied by Zekarias Kebraeb 5stars


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

  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 pr

  3. 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

  4. 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 fo

  5. says:

    Return to EritreaAround 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

  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 learne

  7. says:

    Ι 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 grate

  8. says:

    The tracing dilemma goes to the heart of what it means to be adopted uestions of blood and identity of what makes someone family and what it means to be a parent or a child all come to a head when tracing is brought into an

  9. 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 h

  10. 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

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