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The Resource Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival, George Hussein Obama with Damien Lewis

Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival, George Hussein Obama with Damien Lewis

Label
Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival
Title
Homeland
Title remainder
an extraordinary story of hope and survival
Statement of responsibility
George Hussein Obama with Damien Lewis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable memoir of George Obama, President Obama's Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal--to better the lives of his own people--in his elder brother's example. The father they shared died when George was six months old. George was a star pupil at a top boarding school, but after his mother and stepfather separated when he was fifteen, his life crashed and burned. He dropped out of school and soon gravitated to Nairobi's vast ghetto, where he discovered a special affinity with the slum kids, whom he helped survive amid grinding poverty and despair. In 2006, George met his older half brother, then-U.S. senator Barack Obama, for the first time since he was five. He was inspired by his older brother's example to try to change the lives of his people, the ghetto-dwellers, for the better.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Obama, George Hussein
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Damien
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, George Hussein
  • Obama, Barack
  • Huruma (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)
  • Community activists
  • Urban poor
  • Ex-convicts
  • Inner cities
  • Crime
  • Obama, George Hussein
  • Obama, Barack
  • Huruma (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)
  • Poor
  • Inner cities
  • Crime
Label
Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival, George Hussein Obama with Damien Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
424555507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xxi, 294 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439176177
Lccn
2009041667
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)424555507
Label
Homeland : an extraordinary story of hope and survival, George Hussein Obama with Damien Lewis
Publication
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
Control code
424555507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xxi, 294 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439176177
Lccn
2009041667
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)424555507

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