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Former president Barack Obama announces memoir release date

Former United States President Barack Obama has announced the publication date of the first half of his memoirs.

Obama said the book would “try to provide an honest account of my presidency”.

A Promised Land is set for release on 17 November, just two weeks after the US presidential election.

The Democratic leader won two elections and served as president from 2009 to 2017.

Joe Biden – his vice-president for those two terms – is challenging Mr Obama’s successor, Republican leader Donald Trump, for the presidency on 3 November.

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one ,There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In A Promised Land, I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody.” Mr Obama wrote on Twitter.

The 768-page memoir will be simultaneously issued in 25 languages, according to publisher Penguin Random House.

Mr Obama writes about the response to the global financial crisis, his landmark healthcare reform legislation known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, and the 2011 US raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Mr. Obama has written three previous books, including Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope as well as the children’s book Of Thee I Sing.

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