Drunken beatings and threats made with a knife: Obama's half-brother writes book

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Well, this man has quite a different take on the "father" they shared from what I gather from this article.

Looking forward to the book. If you go to the link and read the article, Obama's brother is a really interesting figure with great talent it seems.

Drunken beatings and threats made with a knife: Obama's half-brother writes book on the horrors of living with the president's absent father in Kenya

President Barack Obama's half brother is publishing an autobiography that details the domestic abuse he and his mother suffered at the hands of their father in Kenya

Mark Obama Ndesandjo also recounts his sporadic but intense encounters with his brother over the years in Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery

The self-published book, to be released in February, also tries to set the record straight on some points in the president's bestselling 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father


The Ivy-League educated half-brother of President Obama is publishing his autobiography in which he makes the shocking claim their father dished out alcohol-fueled beatings to him and his mother and in one terrifying instance held a knife to her throat.

Mark Obama Ndesandjo, 48, also uses his new book to set the U.S. president straight on inaccuracies he claims exist in his best-selling 1995 memoir Dreams From My Father and confirms they have never seen eye-to-eye because 'Barack thought I was too white and I thought he was too black.'

The self-published book, Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery, which will be released in February, claims that Barck Obama Sr. consistently battered his wife when they lived in Kenya and details Ndesandjo's journey from the African country to America and finally to China where he now lives with his wife.



Barack Obama's half-brother writes book on the horrors of living with president's absent father in Kenya | Mail Online



He has lived for 12 years in the southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong. He moved there to teach English after losing his job when the U.S. economy cratered following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and now works as a consultant.

Ndesandjo, who is married to a Chinese woman, learned to speak Chinese and immersed himself in the study of Chinese culture, including poetry and brush calligraphy. Trained as a classical pianist, he gives lessons as a volunteer at an orphanage
 
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It's a shame their father was as messed up as he was. If he had been a good father this nation might be much better.
 

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That's the man barackula idolizes. For that you can blame his mother.
 
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Everyone who knew the father agreed he was brilliant but seriously messed up. I've always found Obama's lack of contact with his extended family bewildering.

I like the way though the half brother gives me an answer to the why of the lack of contact.

'Barack thought I was too white and I thought he was too black,' Ndesandjo said. 'He was an American searching for his African roots.

'I was a Kenyan, I'm an American but I was living in Kenya, searching for my white roots.'


Barack Obama's half-brother writes book on the horrors of living with president's absent father in Kenya | Mail Online
 

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