Anthropology Book By Obama's Mom to Hit Shelves

Study of Indonesian craftsmen will hit shelves 14 years after her death
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 5:52 AM CDT
This undated photo shows Barack Obama senior and his wife, Stanley Ann Dunham.    (AP Photo/Obama for America)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama's mother died before she finished revising her Ph.D dissertation for publication, but two of her fellow anthropologists have now completed the job, reports the Chicago Tribune. Stanley Ann Dunham's Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia—the study of blacksmiths and other rural craftsmen she completed after 14 years in the country—is being published by Duke University Press, and is due out this fall.