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Enuma Okoro is a Nigerian-American award-winning writer, international speaker, consultant and moderator.

She has written and co-authored four books of nonfiction, and her poetry has been published in two anthologies. Her essays and articles have been featured in Essence Magazine, The New York Times, The UK Guardian, The US Guardian, Quartz Africa, CNN, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Aeon Journal, Catapult Journal and other media portals.

Okoro writes on African and the diaspora, issues of identity, belonging and marginalization, and shifting cultural landscapes.

In 2017, Okoro delivered the following talks:

Paris, France – Reflecting on Culture and National Identities in a Rapidly Changing Global Landscape

Brisbane, Australia – How Notions of Home Shape Our Identities and Personal Narratives

In 2017, Okoro also participated in the following panel discussions:

Accra, Ghana – Understanding How to Reframe the Global Narrative about Africa (Bloomberg Africa Media)

Marrakech, Morocco – African Diasporas and Africa Development (The Atlantic Dialogues)

In 2014, she delivered a TEDx Talk in London, entitled “How Cultural Collisions Crack Open New Sides of Our Own Stories.”

Since 2010 she has delivered over sixty talks in colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, and conferences across the United States and Europe.

In June 2012, Okoro had the honor of being the first woman of African descent to speak at the historic 200-year old American Church in Paris, France. (Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first man of African descent to speak there in October of 1965).

She recently relocated to Nigeria, where she continues to write for international newspapers and journals, and is a columnist for The Guardian Nigerian newspaper.