Homeland: an extraordinary story of hope and survival

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Homeland is the remarkable memoir of George Obama, the youngest son of the Obama clan and President Obama's Kenyan half-brother. The father that the brothers shared was as elusive a figure for George as he had been for Barack Obama; he died when George was six months old and George was raised by his mother and stepfather. But after his mother and stepfather separated, he drifted into gangs and petty crime. Arrested for robbery, 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 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 kids overcome the miseries surrounding them. George Obama's story describes his unique struggles with family, tribe, inheritance, and redemption and the seminal influence his brother had on his own future.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political, Community activists -- Kenya -- Nairobi -- Biography, Crime -- Kenya -- Nairobi, Ex-convicts -- Kenya -- Nairobi -- Biography, HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, Huruma (Nairobi, Kenya) -- Biography, Inner cities -- Kenya -- Nairobi, Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Kenya -- Nairobi -- Biography, Nairobi (Kenya) -- Biography, Obama, Barack -- Family, Obama, George Hussein, Urban poor -- Kenya -- Nairobi -- Biography
table_of_contents The beginning -- The last son -- Our father -- Mudfish madness -- For Jennifer -- In the shadow of Mount Kenya -- The drinking den -- No second chance -- The gulf between us -- Dagoretti high -- Crash and burn -- They call me the Mamba -- In the ghetto -- The hood -- Gangland -- Imprisoned -- Absolute zero -- Survivor -- The awakening -- From the streets -- The brotherhood -- Barack, my brother -- Slaying the shame -- Epilogue -- Afterword.
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title Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival
title_display Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival
title_full Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival / George Hussein Obama with Damien Lewis, Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival [electronic resource] / George Obama with Damien Lews
title_short Homeland :
title_sort homeland an extraordinary story of hope and survival
title_sub an extraordinary story of hope and survival
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political, Community activists Kenya Nairobi Biography, Crime Kenya Nairobi, Ex-convicts Kenya Nairobi Biography, HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, Huruma (Nairobi, Kenya) Biography, Inner cities Kenya Nairobi, Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) Kenya Nairobi Biography, Nairobi (Kenya) Biography, Obama, Barack Family, Obama, George Hussein, Urban poor Kenya Nairobi Biography
topic_facet Community activists, Crime, Ex-convicts, Family, Inner cities, Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people), Obama, Barack, Obama, George Hussein, Urban poor