The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Firstbrook

Narrated By: Peter Firstbrook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: February 2011

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

In the first in-depth history of the Obama family, Peter Firstbrook recounts a journey that starts in a mud hut by the White Nile and ends seven centuries later in the White House. Interweaving oral history and tribal lore, interviews with Obama family members and other Kenyans, the writings of Kenyan historians, and original genealogical research, Firstbrook sets the fascinating story of the president’s family against the background of Kenya’s rich culture and complex history.
 
From the tribe’s cradleland in southern Sudan, he follows the family generation by generation, tracing the paths of the famous Luo warriors—Obama’s direct ancestors—and vividly illuminating Luo politics, society, and traditions. Firstbrook also brings to life the impact of English colonization in Africa through the eyes of President Obama’s grandfather Onyango. And Firstbrook delves into the troubled life of Obama’s father, a promising young man whose aspirations were stymied by post-independence tribal politics and a rash tendency toward self-destruction—two factors that his family believes contributed to his death in 1982. The Obamas reveals a family history—epic in scope yet intimate in feel—that is truly without precedent.

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Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family

by Peter Firstbrook

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