Homeland by George Obama audiobook

Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival

By George Obama , with Damien Lewis
Read by Dion Graham

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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: George Obama

Author Bio: George Obama

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

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English