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EnumaBossImgEnuma Okoro is a writer, speaker and strategic communications consultant. She is an award-winning author of four non-fiction books, and is currently working on her first book of fiction.

Enuma has a professional background in Communications, Psychology, Public Speaking, and Theology.  In between consultancy projects she employs her uniquely diverse global and cultural experience to write and speak on numerous issues and topics based off of four key areas:

1. Africa and African Diasporas

2. Identity and Belonging

3. Culture and Narratives

4. Spiritual formation, growth and holistic wellness.

She is a widely sought-after speaker and communications consultant invited to universities, organizations, SMEs, corporate  institutions, and conferences across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia. She gave a TED talk in London titled “How Cultural Collisions Crack Open New Sides of Our Own Stories.” She has been listed as one of seven top Young Influencers of the next generation by Catalyst, a US based organization. In June, 2012 Okoro had the honor of being the first woman of African descent to speak at the historic American Church in Paris. (Martin Luther King Jr. was the first man of African descent to preach there in October 1965)

Born in New York City, Enuma is a Nigerian-American raised in four countries on three continents. Her academic background and training is in Communications, Psychology, Public Speaking, Theology and Counseling. She is a former Editor-in-Chief for SpotLight™ Quarterly Magazine, a certified Spiritual Director in the Ignatian tradition, and she holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School of which she is the former Director for the Center for Theological Writing.

Her first book, The Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community, was recognized by USA Book News as a 2010 Best Books Award-Winning Finalist in “Religion-Christianity.”

In 2011, Reluctant Pilgrim received the 2011 National Indie Excellent Book Awards Winning Finalist in “Spirituality and African-American Non-Fiction”

Her second book is co-authored with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (December 2010): Common Prayer: Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, Zondervan Publishers.

Enuma  released her third book, Silence, to much acclaim in September, 2012.

Enuma’s fourth book, Talking Taboo, was released in October, 2013.

Enuma’s poetry is featured in At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time compiled by Sarah Arthur (Paraclete Press, 2011)

In addition to publishing books and speaking, Enuma is a contributing writer to online magazines and print resources.

She has been a wellness contributor for Tonya Lee Lewis’ HealthyYouNow magazine for women.

Her work has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and NPR, in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Quartz Africa, CNN Africa, The UK Guardian, Guardian Nigeria, AfroElle Magazine, Aeon, Catapult, The Michael Eric Dyson Show, The Huffington Post, , and more. She writes a biweekly column on Culture for The Guardian Nigeria