Dunham Launch Today

Dunham_cvr Everyone at the Press is excited for the big launch of S. Ann Dunham's Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia today. Dunham, the mother of President Obama, submitted her dissertation on metal workers in Java in 1992 and died before she she could get it published. Now, fourteen years after her death, we are proud to be bringing her important work to the public. The book is being launched today at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. At noon there will be a press conference about the book and Dunham's work. Editors Alice Dewey and Nancy Cooper, Duke Press Editorial Director Ken Wissoker, University of Hawaii's Geoffery White, and Dunham's daughter Maya Soetoro-Ng will attend. The press conference is followed by a special Presidential Session on Dunham and her work. And later in the evening, Duke Press and the AAA host a reception and book signing. Of course the book will be on sale at Duke's booth in the exhibit hall throughout the conference. To read more about the book, check out this great Chronicle of Higher Education piece which includes interviews with Soetoro-Ng and Wissoker (subscription required) or this Publishers Weekly article.

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