Obama’s Half Brother Writes About Their Father

The Associated Press reports that Mark Obama Ndesandjo, President Obama’s half brother has acknowledged that his new novel about an abusive parent is based on his father, the man who was also the absent father President Obama wrote about in Dreams from My Father (by the way, there’s a great inside story about the publishing of that book in the Huffington Post today).

The book, Nairobi to Shenzhen, is being released by Aventine Press, a self-publishing company.

Libraries do not show the book on order; it is available through wholesalers.

Nairobi To Shenzhen
Mark Obama Ndesandjo
Retail Price: $16.95
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Aventine Press – (2009-10-20)
ISBN / EAN: 1593306237 / 9781593306236

A book by another of the president’s half brothers, George Obama, will be published by Simon and Schuster in January 2010. It has not yet been reviewed pre-pub; it is described in the S&S Spring catalog, p 99.

Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival
George Obama
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2010-01-05)
ISBN / EAN: 1439176175 / 9781439176177

The AP also reports that Obama’s half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, daughter of Obama’s mother and her second husband, is working on a book as is Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother.

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