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Akumu Nyanjoga was born before 1926 in Karabondi to Nyaoke . She married Onyango Obama (1895-1979) .




Children


Offspring of Onyango Obama and Akumu Nyanjoga (1918-2006)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Obama (1933)
Auma Obama (c1934-)
Barack Obama Sr. (1936-1982) 18 June 1936 Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya 24 November 1982 Nairobi, Kenya Kezia Aoko (c1941)
Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995)
Ruth Ndesandjo

Habiba Akumu Obama

Also known as Akumu Nyanjoga.[1] Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and the second wife of Hussein Onyango Obama. She gave Onyango three children: daughters Sarah and Auma, and son Barak (Barack Obama's father).[2] Her father was named Njango and she was born and raised in the Western Kenyan village of Karabondi.[1][3] In his memoir Dreams from My Father, her grandson wrote that she was miserable in her marriage and abandoned her husband and children and subsequently married again and moved to presend-day Tanzania. Luos are given name related the circumstances of their birth and Akumu means mysterious birth, a conception after a birth, but before resumption of menses.[4] She took the name Habiba upon her conversion to Islam. A photograph of her holding her son, Barack Sr, on her lap is on the cover of her grandson's memoir. (See image at right margin.)[5]


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Obama's Grandmother
1,939: Habiba Akumu Obama], Barack Obama's paternal grandmother. Photograph is included on the just jacket of Obama's memoirs Dreams from My Father. Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr., is on Habiba's lap.
Akumu Nyanjoga
1,939: Habiba Akumu Obama], Barack Obama's paternal grandmother. Photograph is included on the just jacket of Obama's memoirs Dreams from My Father.



Sources and notes

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • Omolo reports that Akumu was from the village of Karabondi



Contributors

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Notes

  1. ^ a b http://www.eastandard.net/archives/sports/InsidePage.php?id=1143998542
  2. ^ Dreams from My Father, pp. 408-412.
  3. ^ See Omolo.
  4. ^ "Appendix:Luo surnames", Wikitionary, http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Luo_surnames, retrieved June 28, 2009 
  5. ^ "Q&A ON THE NEWS", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 25, 2009, http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/stories/2009/02/25/questi0225.html, retrieved February 27, 2009 
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