About the Program
Auma Obama Magak is the only living sister of Barack Obama, Sr., and the only living full paternal aunt of President Obama. She lives in a small hut in the Kenyan village of Oyugis (YEW-guss) and sells charcoal from a roadside stand. David Maraniss interviewed her in January 2010.
Much of this video is in the Luo language, but you can see Aunt Auma (OW-muh) in her home and at her charcoal stand.
David Maraniss is the author of ten books, including biographies of Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi and Roberto Clemente. He's written about Vietnam and the 1960 Olympic Games as well. He has twice won the Pulitzer prize for his work at the Washington Post, where he now works as an associate editor. www.davidmaraniss.com