Mark Obama, the President’s Brother Talks About Life in Shenzhen

NowShenzhen   |   August 31, 2021

President Obama’s half-brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, talks about his life in China, relationship with his father in his new book An Obama’s Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery Across Three Cultures.

Ndesandjo came to Shenzhen in 2002 and set up a happy life here as classical pianist, author. He is married to a Chinese woman and speaks Chinese language fluently.

In this revealing and beautifully written memoir, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, recounts his complex relationship with his older half-brother, President Barack Obama, including their first meeting in Kenya over twenty years ago. The book also offers the author’s inspiring personal story about identity and multiculturalism.