Barack Obama narrates how he was Left Stranded By His Brother Malik
But First Read: Obama’s half-brother Malik from Kogelo Finally reveals why he hates Obama
Here is Obama’s narration of the DC incident:
The next morning, I flew down to Washington, D.C., where my brother Roy now lived. We had first spoken to each other during Auma’s visit to Chicago; she had told me then that Roy had married an American Peace Corps worker and had moved to the States. One day we had called him up just to say hello. He had seemed happy to hear from us, his voice deep and unruffled, as if we had talked only yesterday. His job, his wife, his new life in America-everything was “lovely,” he said…Staying with him and his wife would be “nooo proooblem.”
After we got off the phone, I had told Auma (Obama’s sister) that he sounded well. She looked at me doubtfully.
“Yah, you never know with Roy,” she had said.“He doesn’t always show his true feelings.
Roy and I had arranged a visit; I would fly to D.C. for the long weekend, we would see the sights, it would be a wonderful time.
Only now, as I searched the emptying gate at National, Roy was nowhere to be found. I called his house and he answered, sounding apologetic.
“Listen, brother-you think maybe you can stay in a hotel tonight?”
Why? Is something wrong?”
“Nothing serious. It’s just, well, me and the wife, we had a little argument. So having you here tonight might not be so good, you understand?”
“You call me when you find a hotel, okay?…
I checked into the cheapest room I could find and waited.