06/17/2010 09:33 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Maya Soetoro-Ng: Obama's Half-Sister Admits 'Mild But Persistent Discomfort' With Ethnic Identity

Growing up in Indonesia, Maya Soetoro-Ng often felt too American. Although she adored her native land's traditional gamelan music and shadow puppets, spiced cuisine and Hindu epics, her manner was too loud, too irreverent -- hallmarks, she said, of being raised by a strong American mother.

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