And Then Life Happens
Auma Obama & Ross Benjamin
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A moving account by Auma Obama about her life in Africa and Europe, and her relationship with her brother, Barack Obama.
While her younger brother Barack grew up in the U.S. and Indonesia, Auma Obama's childhood played out at the other end of the world in a remote village in Kenya, the birthplace of the siblings' shared father. Barack and Auma met for the first time in the 1980s, and they built a lasting relationship which lead to travels together in Kenya, research into their family history and finally Auma's support for her brother's political career and eventual bid for the U.S. presidency.
Auma spent sixteen years studying and living in Germany, moved to England for love, and gave birth to a daughter there. The tension between her original and chosen worlds and cultures was a constant challenge, and eventually Auma returned to Africa and worked to support young men and women in shaping their futures.
In And Then Life Happens, her candid and emotional memoir, Auma shares her own story as well as recollections of and experiences with her famous brother, who says about their first encounter: "I hugged her, we looked at each other, and laughed. I knew right then that I loved her."
From Publishers Weekly
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I was elated and uplifted by Auma Obama. She was and is an inspiration to me. Her ability to overcome the myriad of challenges she faced gave me the strength I needed to keep moving. She is an extraordinary woman that made my heart skip a beat every time she got back up when life knocked her down. Her determination and fierce temerity helps me to realize Life Happens so deal with it! Thank you Auma!
I enjoy reading this book,I give it five stars. I couldn't put it down. I read it twice