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Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival

George Obama; Damien Lewis

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ISBN 10: 1441733205 / ISBN 13: 9781441733207
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Title: Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and...

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In this remarkable memoir, President Obama's Kenyan half-brother, twenty-seven-year-old George Obama, describes his unique struggles with family, tribe, inheritance, and redemption and the seminal influence his brother had on his own future. The elusive father that both brothers shared died when George was only six months old. George was raised by his mother and stepfather, but after they separated, he drifted into gangs and petty crime. Restless, willful, and troubled, he lost himself in Nairobi s vast Mathare ghetto. After being framed for an armed robbery he did not commit and spending time in jail, he represented himself at his trial and won the case. Vowing to turn his life around, he finished his education and set up the George Hussein Obama Homeland Foundation to help street youths overcome the miseries surrounding them.

'This is a true story. It happened to me between the year of my birth and the present day. A very few of the names in this book have been changed, and I have done so in order to protect those individuals. Kenya is at times a lawless and dangerous place, especially in the ghetto. When you read my story you will understand why such changes may have been necessary.'--author's note from the book.

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GEORGE OBAMA, twenty-seven, is a Kenyan community activist and ambassador for the Kenyan slums.

DAMIEN LEWIS has reported from Africa for twenty years for the BBC, Channel 4, ABC, CNN, and others. In 2007, he won the BBC One World Popular Feature Award for his reporting on the Darfur crisis. He is the coauthor of Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur with Halima Bashir and Slave with Mende Nazer.

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