Dreams From My Father, Face From My Mother.
I'm just reading Dreams From My Father at the moment - the guy writes well, even though he's a bit on the portentous/pretentious side. If young Barry sees a snake catch a grasshopper in the garden he has to stop and think about power relations for five paragraphs. Mom comes over as a bit of a crazy mixed up liberal kid with a thing about 'authentic' third world men - she gradually goes off second husband Lolo - a fine, sympathetic portrait by Obama - as he becomes less Exotic Third-World Student and more Mr Doing-Well - even though he's doing it for his family. Only read a few chapters in - our young hero's just been sent to Hawaii.
I see that state harassment of the BNP's gone open.
Police said those arrested were a 29-year-old and a 51-year-old from the south Liverpool area; a 64-year-old from the Wirral; a 19-year-old; a 46-year-old and a 41-year-old from north Liverpool; a 61-year-old and a 42-year-old from Knowsley; a 70-year-old; a 44-year-old; and a 29-year-old and a 48-year-old from St Helens.
Mr Goodwin said he understood 12 of his members had been arrested "distributing official party leaflets in Merseyside".
He added: "There was nothing unlawful in the leaflets - all the contents of the leaflets had been carefully vetted, or they would not have gone out."
Merseyside Police Assistant Chief Constable Colin Matthews said: "Merseyside Police condemns racism in all of its forms and will take prompt action to support all of our communities".
All except one, that is.
Remember Phil Woolas' tough soundbites on immigration ?
There's a surprise.
"The government's points-based migration system could lead to a rise in the number of people entering the UK in the future, Phil Woolas has said."
UPDATE - more BNP arrests in Lancashire on Wednesday.