Skip to comments.Jungle angel was Barack Obama’s mother
Posted on 11/07/2009 4:09:30 PM PST by Saije
IN a remote corner of rural Java, a blacksmith and his family were astounded last week to learn that the American woman who helped save them from poverty 26 years ago was Ann Dunham, an anthropologist better known as the late mother of the US president.
Dunham is still remembered in the central Javan hamlet of Kajar as a generous benefactor whose gifts of money, food and schoolbooks helped numerous villagers. Yet none of them had realised that the woman who paid several visits to research rural crafts in the 1980s had a son who was to become Americas 44th president.
Told by The Sunday Times that Dunham was Barack Obamas mother, Darmo Sujak, a 67-year-old blacksmith, said he was shocked to discover the full identity of the woman who had changed his life.
Sujak recalled how Dunham arrived at his home in 1983 in a white Jeep with more than 100lb of rice, sweets, pens and school books.
He said Dunham, who died of cancer in Hawaii in 1995 at the age of 52, had given him four donations worth the equivalent of $1,000. The money enabled him to build his house, expand his business and pay for his childrens education.
Other villagers recognised Dunham, and themselves, from photographs that are included with parts of her graduate thesis in a book that will be published next month with a foreword by Maya Soetoro-Ng, Dunhams daughter by her second marriage and Obamas half-sister.
Soetoro-Ng said last week she was happy to learn that her mother was still remembered in the Javan villages where she did most of her research while Barack, then a teenager, remained in Hawaii with his grandparents.
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nominee for most poorly written headline of the week
And in the end she ascended into Heaven carried by angels.
I imagine you’ll want to read this article about the upcoming book, LOL
Someone said the doctored COLB was actually for her birth, not Barack’s birth.
“nominee for most poorly written headline of the week”
Agreed. It’s an unfortunate choice of words and in this country would lead to a charge of racism.
Should be "Rainforest Tolerant Progressive Was Barack Obama's Mother."
this is pure bs
“And in the end she ascended into Heaven carried by angels.”
...and as usual she wasn’t wearing any clothes.
aw, don't be. he probably didn't, either.
Don’t be embarrassed. He has several half brothers and sisters, thanks to his father. At least Lolo didn’t marry more than one at a time.
Wonder when her son's thesis will be forthcoming??? That's the one everyone wants to see.
It is as flattering a name as “Hairy Angel” for Susan Boyle.
In his memoir, Dreams From My Father,
Obama Bill Ayers displayed no trace of anger or regret that his Obama's mother had left him in Hawaii as a teenager.
There. Fixed it.
I have read, that while barry was in indonesia with his mommy and stepdad, his mommy left barry in jakarta while she went a few hours (a couple hundred) miles away, to work. so she not only abandoned him later, she left him in indonesia.
From a few months ago
Maya Soetoro Ng
Ann Dunham with some natives