Dreams From My Father

Persons in the book

With the exception of family members and a handful of public figures, Barack Obama says in the 2004 preface that he had changed names of others to protect their privacy. He also created composite characters to expedite the narrative flow.[12] Some of his acquaintances have recognized themselves and acknowledged their names. Various researchers have suggested the names of other figures in the book:

Actual name Referred to in the book as
Salim Al Nurridin Rafiq[13]
Margaret Bagby Mona[14]
Hasan Chandoo Hasan[15]
Earl Chew Marcus[16]
Frank Marshall Davis Frank[17]
Joella Edwards Coretta[18]
Pal Eldredge Mr. Eldredge[19]
Mabel Hefty Miss Hefty[20]
Loretta Augustine Herron Angela[21]
Emil Jones Old Ward Boss[22]
Keith Kakugawa Ray[23]
Jerry Kellman Marty Kaufman[24]
Yvonne Lloyd Shirley[25]
Ronald Loui / Terrence Loui (composite) Frederick[26]
Wilfred Mitsuji Oka Freddy[27]
Greg Orme Scott[28]
Johnnie Owens Johnnie[29]
Mike Ramos Jeff[30]
Sohale Siddiqi Sadik[15]
Wally Whaley Smitty[31]

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