Dreams of His Own: Obama's Return to Kenya

When Barack Obama flew to Kenya nearly three decades ago, his luggage was lost, he recounted in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father. This time, Obama will be aboard Air Force One, returning to a nation that has celebrated him as a "Son of Africa." On the ground, where some schools and roads are now named after him, local merchants are preparing for the president's arrival. Photographs by Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

When Barack Obama flew to Kenya nearly three decades ago, his luggage was lost, he recounted in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father. This time, Obama will be aboard Air Force One, returning to a nation that has celebrated him as a "Son of Africa." On the ground, where some schools and roads are now named after him, local merchants are preparing for the president's arrival. Photographs by Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg