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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. 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 bornThe 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 uick 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 without betraying her adoptive father and siblings with trying to connect to family members with whom she has no common language and with her feelings about having been put up for adoptionDespite all that this memoir still feels fairly lightweight It is after all an entire book about a two week visit And it was published a mere two years after the trip an astonishingly uick turnaround especially if we assume close to a year for the editing and publishing process before the book hit the shelves It s evident that the author was still processing events at the time she wrote it and she seems to struggle particularly with describing the effects of the trip on her life No doubt this was a life changing experience but at the time of this writing she hadn t yet had the chance to see her Eritrean family again and instead writes about for instance seeking out Eritrean restaurants What I really want to read is the book she writes 20 or 30 years after the trip about how both her biological and adoptive families fit into her lifeThat said I m glad the author still wrote this book it provided a few pleasant evenings reading for me and would likely offer a much deeper connection for those who share some of the author s experiences Certainly worth seeking out for those interested in Eritrea or international adoption

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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. 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 identityImagine 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 uestions 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 could have done something differently in order to prevent the adoption This book is great for teenagers who want to know about others around them and how someone s life can change if they are given up for adoption Or what it s like to live in a household with people you don t look like while knowing you have family across the country and you don t even know their names or what they look like

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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. 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 that she wishes she had never been adopted despite what that might have meant being a child soldier dying young poverty etcMy only criticism of this book is that it was 25% plot and 75% feelings and thoughts by the author For example about a dozen times she talks about how she feels like tracing her birth family was a huge betrayal of her adoptive dad There are just tons of pages filled with her thoughts and feelings and it s uite repetitive


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 write

  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

  3. says:

    I have read stories about adoptees meeting their birth families and I have watched the shows on television abou

  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 fondly It was Ethiopia when I lived there The revolution was just beginning when we left I left Asmara the year that Hann

  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 complimented each other

  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 pas

  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 grateful the author decided to write her story One of these books who broaden horizons 100% Not only learning about a little country we d

  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

  9. says:

    My Fathers' Daughter by Hannah Pool was a well thought out memoir She took us on a journey through her experien

  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 in an awkward formation of description and detail I can't tell you much about this story b

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