Auma Obama (Barack's Sister) on Beckmann (German TV) [2/3]





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Published on Nov 26, 2008

Dr. Auma Obama is Barack Obama's sister from Kenya. She lived in Germany for 16 years and she speaks German almost perfect - really impressive.

On 'Beckmann' (German Talk Show) she talks about her brother Barack Obama, the election and the impact in general, her past in Germany and her life in Kenya today as well about her social engagement for 'Care'.


Comments • 18

She's amzing
Demian Haki
As a German, one thing I always hate about German TV hosts, they try so desperately to be polite and interested towards foreign guests that they tend to come of as patronizing, like talking to a child. Watching Beckmann has a particularly strong cringe-factor
@HeshimaJameni That's what I was thinking. Maya does spend a lot of time in the U.S., or maybe lives here, and speaks English. 
the states are continuing to up the level of intelligence required to run our nation but the ability to be a world leader should be the goal in a way. its a pity, barrack didnt pick up cantonese or another language maybe two. unlike the other continents..we dont speak enough languages as a nation period. I expect education to be a large part of her family. 2 bad, her dad didnt get to raise barrack or expose him to his kenya family more
Rita Cohen
@DerSnorri Thanks! 
Rita Cohen
Beckmann says that there are people sitting at home probably wondering why Auma Obama speaks such great German. She says she learned most of her German by reading great German literature at home in Nairobi. She has to put an asterisk by Goethe's name (her favorite, I suppose). She won a scholarship as an adult to come study (medicine) at Heidelberg.
spricht besser deutsch als englisch
Rita Cohen
She still has lots of friends in Germany, and remarks that it was a wonderful experience living and studying in Germany, especially as a woman (compared to studying in Kenya or any sub-Saharan African country, for that matter). It was not hard at all learning the German language, and she really thinks the medical program there was fantastic. She had no problems with Germans - she would converse with them...
cute too.. 
Genius Minds..........
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