ISBN 9789966714985
Pages 78
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2015
Publisher Mountain View Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Dear President Obama

Letters from Kogelo and Beyond

by Elizabeth Ochieng Onayemi

Since Barrack Obama became the President of the United States of America, he has captured the imagination of many Kenyans who consider him to be one of their own. In these letters, Kenyans share with the President their experiences and dreams for the future. The book begins with a letter from a child who expresses the pride that the residents of Kogelo have in President Obama to whom they are all related in one way or the other. Subsequent letters are mostly from adults from varying socioeconomic groups who address a plethora of issues which affect ordinary Kenyan citizens. All of the narrative voices reflect a shared heritage with President Obama and view him as an effective channel for voicing their concerns about local issues of global significance.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Ochieng Onayemi

Elizabeth Ochieng Onayemi grew up in Kenya, and attended Kenyatta University where she studied English and Literature. She is currently an English teacher at the International School of Uganda. She refers to her genre of writing as the Afro Novella.