Obama’s Brother Writes About Abuse

Kelvin Chan, ABC News, December 19, 2013

President Barack Obama’s half brother is publishing an autobiography that details the domestic abuse that served as the theme for his earlier semiautobiographical novel, which featured an abusive parent patterned on their late father.

Mark Obama Ndesandjo also recounts his sporadic but intense encounters with his brother over the years in “Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery.” The self-published book, to be released in February, also tries to set the record straight on some points in the president’s bestselling 1995 memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” In that book, Obama seeks to learn more about their father, a mostly absent figure, after learning of his death in a car crash in 1982 at age 46.


When asked how he would describe his relationship with his brother, he said, “Right now it’s cold and I think part of the reason is because of my writing. My writing has alienated some people in my family.”

Even though he felt their relationship was distant, “I hope that my brother and I can really hug each other after he’s president and we can be a family again,” said Ndesandjo, who resembles Obama. Like the president, Ndesandjo also has a white American mother, Ruth Ndesandjo, a Jewish woman who was Barack Obama Sr.’s third wife.

Mark Obama Ndesandjo

Mark Obama Ndesandjo

Ndesandjo, 48, has lived for 12 years in the southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong. He moved there to teach English after losing his job when the U.S. economy cratered following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and now works as a consultant. Ndesandjo, who is married to a Chinese woman, learned to speak Chinese and immersed himself in the study of Chinese culture, including poetry and brush calligraphy. Trained as a classical pianist, he gives lessons as a volunteer at an orphanage.


In his new book, 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.

His parents met when Obama Sr. was a graduate student at Harvard University and moved in 1964 to Kenya, where Mark and his brother David were born. {snip}

Obama Sr. had earlier divorced President Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, after Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.

Mark Ndesandjo’s mother later divorced the senior Obama and married another man, whose surname both mother and son also took.

Ndesandjo and Obama did not grow up together. Ndesandjo was brought up in Kenya but moved to the U.S. for college, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics at Brown University, a master’s in the same subject from Stanford University and an MBA at Emory University.

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.”



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  • dd121

    The libs want to bring millions more people like these to our shores. The foundation of the New America of Hope and Change.

  • MekongDelta69

    NoBama thought this guy’s “too white.”
    So, not only he NoBama a deranged, black, muslim, marxist, dictator – he’s also blind

  • Oil Can Harry

    Obama thinks his brother -and the United States- are too white…

    • Strike_Team

      Obama and his masters think the US and every other white country are too white.

      • Katherine McChesney

        White skin is lovely.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I wish someone would conduct a study on the psychology of mudsharks.

    • NorthernWind

      It’s rather simple no? The average profile is low IQ, poor to middle-class, and no sense of self-worth (due to bad parenting, the educational system, and general culture).

      Low-IQ – they can more easily associate with Blacks.
      Poor to middle-class – much more exposure to Blacks.
      No sense of self-worth – easily allows for degenerate behavior of all sorts.

      • Strike_Team

        True. A large percentage of white men with “yellow fever” tend to have very poor self-esteem.

        • AutomaticSlim

          ” A large percentage of white men with “yellow fever” tend to have very poor self-esteem”

          Unfortunately, a large percentage of White females choose to exclusively chase the loud, obnoxious, roided up jerks.
          Perhaps that the reason the men you speak have a poor self esteem? Think about it, a guy works hard, gets good grades in college, has a 6 figure income job, saves his money, and is a generally decent person, yet the pretty White girls choose to chase the meatheads and loudmouths. But the pretty Asian girls, for the most part, appreciate that kind of guy. Makes the choice easy, no?

          • Strike_Team

            I didn’t say “all” of those guys, lol.

            Women of all races seem to chase money first. But I’m here in SoCal. Most women do not prefer ‘roided out muscleheads over more normal types of physiques. That’s never been true.

            I think the poor self esteem comes in part from these guys having harder time fighting off the constant media and academic bombardments that are designed to create low self esteem among whites. They also tend to be the types of men who freeze when confronted with a situation in which the only way out is going to be through being physical.

            There is a problem among white women with too many of them brainwashed, by design, courtesy of the media and academics, into behavior that is outrageous and masculine.

            I’ll also state that a good percentage of women of all stripes have an attraction to jerks. Not that they always on act it.

          • Jack Burton

            Actually studies have shown that most women don’t like ‘roided males with extremely low body fat. They do like men who work out, but have more normal-looking physiques.

            What some women may find attractive about these ‘roided males is they have more self-confidence and are more adventurous, despite their other negative characteristics.

          • Strike_Team

            True, like I said, most don’t prefer ‘roided out monsters, but they are attracted to jerks. I should have added that’s when the choice is between a “nice guy” and a jerk. Too many nice guys are boring, and women like emotion. Jerks might be … jerks, but they usually aren’t boring to women. At first. LOL

            Women do like confidence, a guy who’s able to make decisions. The media and academia have done their best to try and feminize white males in order to make them less attractive to women, since they couldn’t really alter the physical attraction that even non-white women have toward white males. That’s what I honestly believe. The folks in charge hope that white women will then keel over for blacks, browns, yellows, you name it.

          • Jack Burton

            If you have a six-figure income and you can’t get a woman, the problem isn’t women, it’s you. You have some kind of social awkwardness.

            It doesn’t take much to get a girl, really. Look at these ignorant immigrant sub-humans that mate with multiple White women.

            Most women are pretty simple creatures, but all of them do have basic standards and they don’t like social retards. They don’t like wimps who are afraid of their own shadow.

          • Katherine McChesney

            And the smart ones of us could never mate with a black man.

          • Stan D Mute

            Don’t forget that the Asian gal is also more effeminate and respectful of her mate than the obese and demanding pig such beta males would find accessible.

            Obviously not all white women are like this, but there are enough of them that I have little trouble understanding the attraction to Asian women.

        • Jack Burton

          Mongolophilia is more damaging to our race than Negrophilia. How? Half-Asians are often accepted as “white enough” and assimilate into our gene pool. Whereas mulattoes typically identify as black.

          Scum like Derbyshire are accepted with his Mongoloid wife. If he had married a black woman he probably wouldn’t have the same reception.

          • Strike_Team

            The thing most people don’t realize is that there are more white and Hispanic mixed marriages than white and Asian mixed marriages. Flip side is that 97% of whites marry another white. But still, the government is doing it’s best to change things. I can anticipate people claiming the white / Hispanic marriages are between whites and Hispanic whites, but they’re not. It’s idiotic whites marrying mestizos. And what are the children? 98% of the time you see what appears to be, and acts like, another mestizo. Darn recessive genes.

          • Jack Burton

            To be clear, when I say White, I’m talking about the Europid race, not skin tone, that’s why I capitalize it.

            When the US government and most people say white, they’re talking about skin tone which actually is one of the least significant racial differences. The US government considers non-Europeans, such as North Africans and West Asians to be white, along with many mestizos and Afro-mestizos such as George Zimmerman.

      • LHathaway

        “here it’s due to universalist views in which one’s race is of little importance”

        This is not entirely true. Race is the most important thing being taught in college. Unless you’re white, and then you’re taught to favor other races and also to feel guilty for their ‘suffering’ and guilty for all the bad things whites and their oppressive society stand for. And this is rich coming from a univeristy, governemnt and corporate structure that is and has been discriminating against whites for all our lives.

        You can have affirmative action, special courses, curriculum and student groups for people of color and none of these for whites, and teaching that uplifts them while instilling a ‘conscience’ in us, but you can’t have this and also claim that it is not whites but these same people of color who are being oppressed. Well, you can say repeat this lie, as long as their are consequences for speaking against out against it, and as long as their are not white special interest groups speaking up for us – let alone even in existence.

      • Jack Burton

        LOL, that’s redundant, you’re just describing the average person, period.

        People should keep in mind, as disgusting as this is, studies show that White males actually miscegenate more than White women.

        What people, typically males, zero in on, is that White women do miscegenate more with blacks than White men do.

        However, overall, White women have a preference for White males more than White males have for White women.

        • Stan D Mute

          What’s your point? ONLY a white woman can bear a white child. There is NO greater contribution to humanity than giving us another white child. So obviously there is more concern about white women miscegenation.

          White men, on the other hand, cannot bear children. A single white man can impregnate a thousand white women and be happy to do it. When a white man impregnates an Afro, he improves the world as that womb would otherwise be busy producing a full-blooded Afro with IQ <70. The white man's mulatto child will be IQ 85 or so.

          I believe history also shows us that white men's miscegenation can create enormous improvement. Look at how the Spanish improved the central and South American Indians. We regard them today as "third world" but when the Spaniards discovered them, they were cutting the beating hearts from virgin women and from babies while others were still engaging in cannibalism. I don't think anyone could argue against the progress made from indio to mestizo over just a few hundred years!

          The same is true with our Afros here. Can anyone seriously suggest we'd be better off with the IQ <70 pure bred Afros than with our average 25% admixture? Can you imagine the havoc the pure bloods would wreak? Look at South Africa for example.

    • Should do one on oil-drillers too.
      I’ve always held the opinion it was the last stop before admitting to self they were homosexual. Pajamaboy has probably dated blacks on a regular basis.

    • Alexandra1973

      You can just LOOK at a girl and pretty much tell. There’s that look about them.

      But yeah, a study would be interesting.

      • Vacant eyes.

      • Jack Burton

        It’s true, I can usually spot them. There’s a strange look about their face and the way they wear their makeup, something aberrant, something twisted and degenerate about them.

      • Katherine McChesney

        There’s one in my building. Her ‘fiance’ was shot to death over money by two other blacks. She spends most of her time with blacks and attends a black church in North Nashville.

    • Jackryanvb

      Mud sharks….

      Fat American women with huge butts or Leftist academics who end up looking and thinking like Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagin…

      Not a pretty sight.

    • Jack Burton

      Both of their mothers were leftist idiots. There’s nothing to study.

      We also need to study why White males put all of this in motion with laws that granted these subhumans equality.

  • bigone4u

    I hate to say it, but the libtards may have gotten the wrong Obama elected president. This one makes more sense than the POTUS. It says a lot about the POTUS lack of character that he wants to keep his half-brother hidden away. Obama should be ashamed of his wife-beating no good father, who was not a “dream,” but a nightmare to white women.

    • ms_anthro

      If the brother is actually a decent human being then there’s no way he could be POTUS or even a member of Congress. Only the easily blackmailed are ever be installed into such high positions. That’s why so many of them are convicted felons.


      • WR_the_realist

        I’ve long suspected that our globalist overlords only allow people with really bad skeletons in their closet to get to high office. Such people are much easier to control.

    • DonReynolds

      White women who prefer the company of Obama Sr. probably get what they deserve. None of them were forced to marry the bastard. They actually wanted to, so I have no sympathy when they end up beat to hell or cut up. It is what they chose.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Obama is such a joke he isn’t even the best offspring. He probably doesn’t like his brother because he realized on that first encounter that he wasn’t even close to his sibling in the intelligence department. Whether he realized it or not when he expressed his dislike for him being too White, it was that he was too smart… too White.

  • LHathaway

    Well, there was an incident charaterized in Obama’s ‘memior’ of meeting some of his relatives in Africa. It may have been this one. They joked around a bit, and seemed to get on surprisingly well at the time. It was portrayed quite well in the book, anyway. I think Obama B intended this about their colors to be a joke. Things can be twisted around, however.

  • Spartacus

    “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



  • An AA M.S. in physics should not have to move to China to teach ESL as a job.
    The guy is a smooth talking fraud who was AA’ed along.
    Same thing I said about Herman Cain.

  • Jackryanvb

    “said Ndesandjo, who resembles Obama. Like the president, Ndesandjo also has a white American mother, Ruth Ndesandjo, a Jewish woman who was Barack Obama Sr.’s third wife.”

    JR relies:

    Who will mate with American miseducated female academics? Not all Jewess, but yeah, disproportionately of the tribe.

    It’s like fat White American women with huge butts…

    black men are the few men who will give them attention.

    • Jack Burton

      Don’t make your bitter betaness so obvious.

  • Jack Burton

    Blacks are parasites. First they infect the White host, and spawn mongrel offspring, who then go on to infest East Asian countries and infiltrate their gene pool.

  • Jack Burton

    Sounds like an inside joke with all of his mongrel relatives. “You’re too white.” “No, you’re too black. Ahahaha!”

    Modern Indian tribes have arguments about who is more Indian, because most of them are mixed.

  • Jack Burton

    They had different mothers, genius. Jewishness is passed through the mother.

    • Katherine McChesney

      The History of Jews in the Torah states that the bloodline is related to the the father. This latest claim probably began with the Khazars.

      All Hebrew Tribes stem from twelve male Israelites.

  • Jack Burton

    I’ve never met one that wasn’t stupid, mentally ill or both.

  • Herman

    In the last paragraph it mentioned Obama was searching for his African roots.
    Yet he didn’t want to leave the U.S. and move to Africa to find them.
    Kind of ironic.

  • Herman

    Why is Obama so proud to be black?
    Abandoned by his black “father” (really just a baby maker) and raised by his white mother and grandparents.
    The guy seemed like a real slimeball.

  • Strike_Team

    I’m not sure which part of my post your referring to. If you’re asking about the type of white men who only go after Asian women, then my observation (and that of others I’ve encountered) is that a high percentage of these guys seem to be beta males, weak, looking for someone they feel they control, believing that the Asian gals will be more passive. I suspect more than a few of them end up surprised when things don’t go that way, but being so weak in certain ways, they stay in an unhappy situation, as so many other people do as well, no matter who or what they’re married to.

    I suspect people think I have something against Asians in particular, but no. I have something against the way all non-whites are aggrandized in our society, their abilities exaggerated, their achievements exaggerated (and in most cases due to standing on the backs and shoulders of whites, put there by you know who). With my job, I encounter the overwhelming bulk of problems in the form of black and hispanic males. That said, if people believe there are no Asian criminals out there, no sociopathic gangbangers, killers, rapists, they are sorely mistaken.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I think the attraction beta males have for asian woman is sex. The sexual behavior of asian woman is almost pornographic. A friend of mind who lived in Asia told me the most disgusting stories about the the sexual habits of Asian women.

      There was a Japanese woman who once lived in my building. She ran through the single men like water. A couple of them claimed that she was a nymphomaniac. After she had ‘dated’ all the single men in my building she moved to another retirement building. I suppose she is working her way through that community also.

      • Strike_Team

        Katherine, I’ll bet that down vote came from some frustrated, middle-aged PhD. candidate.

        Yeah, a lot of Asian women are highly sexed. This is well known, and this is where people like Rushton, who relied heavily on self-reporting, blow it. The Asians act as if they are not as rambunctious sexually as blacks, browns, whites, but most of them seem to be more caught up in sex than any other group of people I’ve ever met. Having blonde hair and blue eyes, Asian women would just cling to me out of nowhere. Yes, I have gone out with Asian women, back in the past. Before I fully woke up. Asians aren’t stupid like the blacks and browns in that they will take birth control measures, while the other folks will just look at a kid on the way as someone else’s problem or more money from Uncle Sam.

    • AutomaticSlim

      “high percentage of these guys seem to be beta males, weak,…”

      Aren’t most men “beta males”?
      How many “alphas” can there be?
      I don’t know the exact percentages, but my guess would be maybe about 10%. And they are usually arrogant, obnoxious jerks. Successful maybe, but egotistical & arrogant. People like Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Hollywood Actors, NFL Quarterbacks, Police Captains, etc..I remember a line from Ray Romano on his TV show – “Every jerk I ever met had self confidence”.

      • Strike_Team

        Most men are not “beta” in terms of having no backbone, and that is what I mentioned, meaning low or no self confidence. Most men have average self confidence – in terms of whites and Asians. Most blacks and browns have high levels of self confidence, and most people foolishly believe it’s always due to testosterone levels and so on. I believe a lot of it is due to the low brain-power, the eternally adolescent attitudes, combined with the media, schools, you name what our enemies run, these factions always telling blacks and browns how fantastic they are. Right from the womb they are told they are incredible creatures. Spanish language news is a never ending campaign of building up hispanic self esteem, along with blaming everything on the (white) system, the racistas. We all know what the mainstream media, what schools do with blacks. Mix this treatment with people who aren’t too bright and you get millions upon millions who believe in their own press clippings. Whites? We know how these institutions treat us. I’m surprised most whites have as much confidence as they do.

        A man who is weak in terms of being cowardly usually has resentment against those who are not cowardly. Just another observation.

        I suspect the worst behavior from a good percentage of those at top comes from men who were not alpha to begin with. They’ve made it, and it affects them more in certain ways.

        Women like confidence. It doesn’t have to be arrogantly displayed, as they can see it. Just like they can read a man who has no confidence. Even if he is an excellent actor, they will see through it in short order.

  • WR_the_realist

    What I don’t understand is not our compromised politicians but our compromised voters. I can understand why Republicans in South Carolina voted for Lindsey Graham the first time, and why Republicans in Arizona voted for John McCain the first time. But what possible excuse could they have for constantly reelecting these guys, after they showed their true spots, over and over again?

  • Strike_Team

    Women get brainwashed by the media just like the men do. Most snap out of it, but not all. You would think the level of herpes alone among the black and brown populations would scare whites off, never mind the high levels of other STDs among these people. But the govt. makes sure there is little mention of these inconvenient facts.

  • Jack Burton

    The intermarriage rate of Whites and mestizos is similar with White men and White women.