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Author: George Obama Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Urban Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781481575546
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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.

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  • “Dion Graham narrates with a gentle Kenyan accent and provides spot-on impressions of Barack Obama in his brief appearances in the narrative. Graham gives the story an optimistic tone, despite the rough times in George’s life. Still, Graham conveys the sense of hopelessness in George’s lowest moments. Listeners will find that George’s writing takes them into Kenyan ghettos much as Shantaram took them into the Indian slums.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/2/2012

    " It was interesting learning about about President Obama's younger brother. He has truly changed his life for good. It did not contain more than a couple pages about the President. It was totally George's life and a very interesting one at that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/18/2010

    " It was interesting learning about about President Obama's younger brother. He has truly changed his life for good. It did not contain more than a couple pages about the President. It was totally George's life and a very interesting one at that. "

About the Author

George Obama is a Kenyan community activist and ambassador for the Kenyan slums.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.