December 12, 2009
Yesterday, barry’s brother, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo (profile) was honored in Shenzhen, China where he lives with his wife. During a ceremony in his honor, he was named a “volunteer image ambassador” and was given a “five-star volunteer” award. They didn’t exactly say what the award was for but Mr Ndesandjo gave a piano concert earlier this year to benefit victims of last year’s massive earthquake in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.
Last month, Ndesandjo flew to Beijing with his wife to meet up with barry.(side by side photos) Previous to that – on November 4 – Ndesandjo gave a press conference for his new book of semi-autobiographical fiction: Nairobi to Shenzhen. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to charities for children. He also spoke of his abusive alcoholic father (video).
Dreams From My Father excerpt of barry meeting Mark.