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Brother Says Obama Had Abusive Father

From an annoyed Associated Press:

Obama’s half brother recalls their abusive father

By William Foreman, Associated Press Writer Wed Nov 4

GUANGZHOU, China – President Barack Obama’s half brother has broken his media silence to discuss his new novel — the semi-autobiographical story of an abusive parent patterned on their late father, the mostly absent figure Obama wrote about in his own memoir.

In his first interview, Mark Ndesandjo told The Associated Press that he wrote "Nairobi to Shenzhen" in part to raise awareness of domestic violence.

"My father beat my mother and my father beat me, and you don’t do that," said Ndesandjo, whose mother, Ruth Nidesand, was Barack Obama Sr.’s third wife. "It’s something which I think affected me for a long time, and it’s something that I’ve just recently come to terms with."

Like his novel’s main character, Ndesandjo had an American mother who is Jewish and who divorced his Kenyan father. The novel, which goes on sale Wednesday by the self-publishing company Aventine Press, is one of several books in the works by relatives of the president…

For the past seven years, Ndesandjo has been living in the booming southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, and has refused all interview requests until now…

Shortly after divorcing the president’s mother, Obama Sr. met Nidesand while studying as a graduate student at Harvard University. Nidesand returned with Obama Sr. to his native Kenya in 1965, where Mark and his brother David were born and grew up. David later died in a motorcycle accident.

In Kenya, Obama Sr. also had four children with his first wife, Kezia, some of them while he was still married to Nidesand. Nidesand and Obama Sr. eventually divorced amid allegations of domestic abuse. Nidesand returned to the United States and later married a man whose surname Mark Ndesandjo took

Obama, in his book, also quotes Ndesandjo criticizing their father, saying, "I knew that he was a drunk and showed no concern for his wife and children. That was enough."

Ndesandjo said the White House was aware of the book project. A White House spokesman declined to comment on Ndesandjo’s interview or to discuss President Obama’s relationship with his half brother…

Closely patterned on Ndesandjo’s own life, the novel depicts David, an American who leaves the U.S. corporate world after the 9/11 attacks to create a new life in China. He falls in love with a Chinese dance instructor and develops a bond with an orphan who is a gifted pianist battling a serious illness.

In the book, David also writes letters to his American mother asking for details about her failed marriage to his late abusive Kenyan father.

In one passage, Ndesandjo writes, "David easily remembered the hulking man whose breath reeked of cheap Pilsner beer who had often beaten his mother. He had long searched for good memories of his father but had found none."

Ndesandjo said such passages were drawn from his own experience.

"I remember situations when I was growing up, and there would be a light coming from our living room, and I could hear thuds," he said in the interview, tears welling in his eyes. "I could hear thuds and screams, and my father’s voice and my mother shouting. I remember one night when she ran out into the street and she didn’t know where to go."

Ndesandjo said his mother often called Obama Sr. "a brilliant man but a social failure."

The novel never mentions other wives David’s father might have had. Nor does it include a half brother who would become the first black U.S. president…

Another of the president’s half brothers, George Obama, 27, of Huruma, Kenya, has penned a memoir that will be published by Simon and Schuster in January 2010.

Other Obama relatives working on books include a half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, daughter of Obama’s mother and her second husband, Lolo Soetoro; and Craig Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama’s brother.

We actually posted about Mr. Obama’s abusive (bigoted and polygamist) father way back in January 2007.

It’s nice to see the Associated Press finally catching up.

By the way, note that Mr. Ndesandjo could not get a real publisher – and he had to go the self-publishing route.

Why is that, do you think?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Brother Says Obama Had Abusive Father”

  1. canary says:

    I didn’t know Obama’s half-brother Mark had lived in the U.S. until after 9/11. Nice hat. Such a family of travelers. Obama sure taking advantage of free traveling 24/7 paid by U.S. tax-dollars.

  2. canary says:

    “…whose breath reeked of ‘cheap Pilsner’ beer…”
    who pen’d such vivid discriptions and what is it with the Obama’s always pitching beer brands.

  3. proreason says:

    Obamy appears to have almost as many strange and perverted relatives as he has strange and perverted friends and mentors.

    This country was temporarily insane to elect him.

    Hopefully temporarily.

    On the plus side, I’m beginning to feel pretty good about my own relatives.

  4. TwilightZoned says:

    “He had long searched for good memories of his father but had found none.”

    I guess the apple didn’t fall too from the tree. I highly doubt any of us will have fond memories of Barry.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    By the way, note that Mr. Ndesandjo could not get a real publisher – and he had to go the self-publishing route.

    Why is that, do you think?

    Ans: Cuz Bill Ayers thought it would “be too much”.

  6. canary says:

    Both sides of Obama Jr.’s families told of Obama Sr.’s violence, drinking, and thievery such as during his mother’s courtship, he was drunk and got mad at a young man for dropping his pipe over a Hawaii cliff, so he flipped the guy over the cliff threatening to drop him to the rocks and smashing waves. One relative told Obama Sr. liked to steal. Got kicked out of a private boarding school, because the cafeteria food wasn’t good, so he and his friends would steal livestock, and he did this to his African neighbors too. And that Ruth still mourns him, and is close with one of his wifes now. Jr’s mother Ann called Sr. the “b” word. Both complained about Jr’s maternal grandfather’s temper, add Jr.s paternal grandfather raping and beating young girl wifes, Indonesia violence, violatile preacher, mentors, friends.
    Obama was desensitized, empathizing with man-made disastors as long as they are not white.

  7. joeblough says:

    Red Hussein has got to be a bastard of some sort.


    By the way, I’ve known a number of people from those fragmented chaotic African families with half brothers and sisters all over the landscape and cousins of various degrees as far as the eye can see.

    I’ve never met one that didn’t have SERIOUS mental issues as a consequence.

    The academic fashion queens can pretend all day that all that sort of shattered family stuff is a perfectly innocent matter of cultural norms. I say crap!

    From what I’ve seen it does serious emotional and intellectual damage. Always.

    • proreason says:

      Hey, that’s just one of the lunatic generating factors in the Moron’s life.

      Mommy was a Communist nut as well, and shall we say, “advanced” in her sexual habits for the early 60’s.

      And how would you like being dumped by Mommy after 8 years after you were dumped by Daddy after 1 day.

      And then Gramps hooks you up with a lifelong Communist. And bonus, he’s a sexual pervert as well. And bingo, a child molestor to boot.

      And then Gramps and Gramma strike a pact with you that if you don’t embarras them, you can do any kind of drugs you want, starting in your pre-teens.

      Not to speak of being not black, not white, more Arab than anything.

      And it might have an eentsy tiny impact on your psycological development if you were a Muslim 1 day, a Christian the next, and an atheist the next. Could be confusing, you know.

      Same for your home country. Is it Africa, is it Indonesia, is it America.

      And what do you think about his sexual identity? My rule of thunb is that if you don’t see a male looking at women then he’s queer. And politicians are worse about that normal men, because they have opportunities normal men don’t have. In Obamy’s case, I’d bet a fortune the guy is bi-sexual. He’s been molested. He probably wasn’t with a woman until his handlers hooked him up with Thunderbutt, and geez, think about having to live with HER.

      It’s a miracle the guy isn’t in a straight jacket. But we are supposed to believe all of that helped his neural development and presented the world with a great gift.

      imho, the guy is seriuosly bonkers.

      And I haven’t even talked about what happened after he turned 15.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    This kinda explains why Barry can’t think straight.
    Now, if someone will explain why he drags his butt on the carpet like the dog.

  9. Confucius says:

    This Obama Senior is a mess.

    He’s a roving nomad who consorts with women from all over the world only to leave them behind after beating and impregnating them.

    Maybe Junior needs to focus his anger where it really belongs.

  10. wardmama4 says:

    Confusius you hit the nail on the head –

    Obama was abandoned by his serial marrying/relationship father. Who also abandoned all of his other children, who was an alcoholic, who was an abuser, who harbored extreme hatred of the white races, who harbored extreme fear and/or hatred for his own father and women.

    And in addition to that he was also abandoned later in his life by his mother. It is a real inner self loathing, insecurity, emotionally stifling event (as my brother was abandoned at 10 by his mother and also chose a real ‘strong’ woman as his wife).

    And now the US is subject to this man-child (btw, want to read a real fantasy take on the past 9 years – read MoDowd’s column on Rush – wow that woman is way out into lala land-http://tinyurl.com/yfcnbpt) and his lifelong associations with liars, perverts, abusers, crooks, deceptive scammers and other hate-filled angry people. But this does go a long way to illuminating exactly why Obama felt comfortable under Rev Wrights rants all those 20 years – Wright was just expressing what Obama feels and would love to say out loud.

    The Man-Child wants to punish America for his fathers sins.

    God Help America.

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