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Barack Obama’s Mother: The Anthropologist

The late S. Ann Durham is the author of Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia an economic anthropology book based on her research in “a blacksmithing village called Kajar, in the province of Yogyakarta on the island of Java”. She’s also the mother of Barack Obama. The book is based on her dissertation and published posthumously after the files sat in her daughter’s cupboard for a decade. Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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