barry’s brother named Chinese “volunteer image ambassador”

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.

REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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.

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