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"Barack Obama, father of the yankee president, was once a part of Africa's "independence new release" and in 1959 it appeared his famous person might shine brightly. He got here to the U.S. from Kenya and was once given a college scholarship. whereas in Hawaii, he met Ann Dunham in 1961, and his son Barack used to be born. He left his younger family members to achieve a master's measure from Harvard. After that, Obama's lifestyles turned gradually more advanced. He was once an excellent economist, but by no means held the coveted govt task he felt must have been his. He used to be a polygamist, an alcoholic, and an ardent African nationalist unafraid to inform fact to energy at a time whilst that may get you killed. Father of 8, nurturer of none, he used to be an not going individual to father the 1st African American president of the USA. but he used to be, like that son, a guy moved by means of the dream of a higher global. Now, because of dozens of unique new interviews, prodigious learn, and decided research, Sally Jacobs tells his complete story"--
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The son of a cook for the British colonists in Nairobi, the first Barack Obama was a man of brilliance, one whose probing intellect enabled him to soar above his peers in the scrappy tropical bush in which he was raised. His destiny was to stand amongst a singular group of young Kenyans who were dispatched to America for an education and charged with shaping the course of the Kenya nation in the heady years after it achieved independence in 1963. Even among that handpicked group, Obama excelled.
8 But as she read some of the newspaper accounts of his life, she found she wanted to understand more about the forces that shaped his experience and left him so embittered. She called Peter Oloo Aringo, a longtime friend of Obama’s and then a member of Kenya’s Parliament representing the Alego district where he spent his childhood, who recalled that Auma was “very troubled about [her father’s] life. She had spent more time with him than most of the children, but she felt she had not known him at all.
Given his demanding ways and eccentric habits, finding a wife was not going to be easy. That Onyango had taken to wearing a long red kanzu, a traditional robe worn by Arab men, did not help the matter. Onyango paid the traditional dowry of a dozen cows or more for several young women, but when he beat them for falling short of his rigid housekeeping standards, they fled back to their parents’ homes. One girl, who the senior members of the Obama clan only dimly recalled, did become his wife, but soon she too fled.