Mark Obama Ndesandjo, President Barack Obama’s half brother, is publishing an autobiography he says “corrects” factual errors in the president’s 1995 memoir, Dreams from my Father,” and details abuse meted out by their father to Ndesandjo’s mother.
According to the Associated Press, the new book recounts several encounters Ndesandjo had with Obama that have led to a frosty relationship.
The book recounts Ndesandjo’s first encounter with Obama, who was visiting Kenya in 1988. They did not hit it off.
“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.”
It seeks to set the record straight about Obama’s own memoir, which has been shown to contain portraits of people who never existed.
The 500-page book includes an appendix listing a number of alleged factual errors in Obama’s 1995 memoir, “Dreams from my Father,” such as quotes incorrectly attributed to Ndesandjo’s mother.
“It’s a correction. A lot of the stuff that Barack wrote is wrong in that book and I can understand that because to me for him the book was a tool for fashioning an identity and he was using composites,” Ndesandjo said.
Their father, Barack Obama senior, is described as a vicious wife beater.
Ndesandjo recalls alcohol-fueled beatings meted out by his father to his mother. He recounts one incident in which his father held a knife to his mother’s throat because she took out a restraining order against him.
Ndesandjo, whose mother is Jewish, currently lives the city of Shenzhen, China – next door to Hong Kong – with his Chinese wife.
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