Akumu <I>Nyanjoga</I> Obama

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Akumu Nyanjoga Obama

Death 2006 (aged 87–88)
Burial Kisumu, Kenya
Memorial ID 124287282 · View Source
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Habiba Akumu Obama.

Also known as Akumu Nyanjoga (c. 1918–2006). [77] [78] [79] [80] Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and the second wife of Hussein Onyango Obama. She had three children with Onyango: daughters Sarah and Auma, and son Barack (Barack Obama's father). [81] Her father was named Njango, and she was born and raised in the Western Kenyan village of Kar abondi. [80] [82] In his memoir Dreams from My Father, her grandson wrote that she was miserable in her marriage and abandoned her husband and children with him. She subsequently married again and moved to present-day Tanzania. The Luo are given names related to the circumstances of their birth and Akumu means "mysterious birth," a conception after a birth, but before resumption of a woman's menses. [76] 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.)
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  • Added: 28 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124287282
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Akumu Nyanjoga Obama (1918–2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124287282, citing Obama Family Cemetery at Kogelo, Kisumu, Kenya ; Maintained by Steve Duncan (contributor 47607557) .