I don’t think the book was to establish paternity. I think it was to establish a racial choice he deliberately made.
I doubt that at the time he “wrote” the book, he ever thought his paternity would be his downfall.
He was/is proud of those ethnic roots even if his father was a womanizing drunk. He is, quite obviously NOT so proud of his white heritage, considers it no heritage at all. Mama was a rolling stone that gathered no moss and no worshipping chillun.
I have had occasion to speak with biracial people who chose their blackness over their whiteness, especially those with white mothers. They showed very little respect for them. One even said he hated his mother because, and this is a quote, “She slept with a black man.”
Barry didn’t have much use for his mother, but she fed him hero stories about his black father at a very young age. He identified with bam Sr because he didn’t have any use for Soetoro either.
Then he could have called it 'Dreams From My Mother'
I think it was to establish a racial choice he deliberately made.
He could hardly have passed himself off as white...
I doubt that at the time he wrote the book, he ever thought his paternity would be his downfall.
depends entirely on WHO the father was.