Auma Obama on Life and Family

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Auma Obama talks about her life in Africa and Europe, and her relationship with her brother, Barack Obama. Her memoir, And Then Life Happens, tells the story of her meeting Barack Obama for the first time in the 1980s, and how they built a lasting relationship, traveled together in Kenya, and researched their family history, and how she supported him in his political aspirations.


Auma Obama

Comments [7]

Frank De Canio from Union City, NJ

It's clear that talent and brilliance isn't restricted to the male wing of the Obama lineage. A very impressive woman and a great raconteur who had the added (but not unwarranted) sensibility to thank Mr. Lopate for a great conversation. Great conversation is what you get at WNYC!! But Ms. Obama's obvious intelligence and conversational panache (aside from her impressive history) made for an especially delightful segment.

May. 01 2012 12:54 PM
AFinn from Brooklyntown

Although she sounds intelligent, she she is acting like she did not understand the questions or interpretations. She sounds like a person in denial and with a wall of defense.

May. 01 2012 12:39 PM

It is so painful to listen to an interview when the guest overwhelmingly more intelligent than the host.

May. 01 2012 12:35 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

She sounds like a wise woman who is very comfortable with herself and her life's story. Gonna read her book.

May. 01 2012 12:24 PM
fuva from Harlemworld

She seems very defensive of her father.

May. 01 2012 12:18 PM
William from Manhattan

Auma Obama sounds like a very interesting person - I look forward to reading her book! Thanks for having her on. This is why I like LL so much. Smart people who can talk back, and a host who can stay engaged wherever the conversation leads.

May. 01 2012 12:18 PM
fuva from Harlemworld

Sounds like she's playing down the separation from her mother.

May. 01 2012 12:15 PM

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