Auma Obama "And Then Life Happens" Reception and Book Signing
President Barack Obama's sister Auma Obama, of Kenya, comes to Austin in support of her book and her work empowering Kenyan youth. She wrote "And Then Life Happens" as a memoir of her life in Africa and Europe, and in it describes her relationship with her famous brother. The book traces Auma’s life, from living in Kenya to spending sixteen years studying and living in Germany, then moving to England for love, where she gave birth to her daughter. The tension between her original and chosen worlds and cultures was a constant challenge, and eventually Auma returned to Africa and worked to support young men and women in shaping their futures.
Obama met Turk Pipkin while he was working on his film "Building Hope," in Mahiga, Kenya. For several years he has documented Obama's youth empowerment foundation, Sauti Kuu ("Powerful Voices") which is based in Alego, Kenya, homeplace of the Obama family.
This evening, Turk Pipkin hosts Auma Obama. Tickets for the event are $25 and all proceeds go to support a water well being constructed at Obama's Sauti Kuu Youth Center in Kenya. The evnt includes drinks and appetizers.