Enuma Okoro is a Nigerian-American writer, speaker and curator whose work explores Identity and Culture, and the transforming Power of Story and the Creative Arts. Her work explores how stories (told and believed) are the central way of shaping human perspectives and behavior. Okoro’s TEDx talk focused on Global perceptions of women, identity and the power of cultural narratives. She is the creator and host of, “Here’s the Story: Conversations with Enuma,” (@heresthestorywithenuma) a Live Instagram and Podcast series featuring artists, writers, culture-shapers and wellness practitioners on the power of stories in our lives.
Born in New York city and raised in Cote D’Ivoire, England, North America and Nigeria, her speaking invitations; include Oxford University, Princeton University, and Harvard Business School, and other global universities, organizations, corporate institutions, and conferences. In 2018 Okoro was listed as one of 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria. She had the honor of being the first woman of African descent to speak from the 200 year old platform at the American Church in Paris.
“EurAfrican Forum will help strengthen a vital but complex relationship between 2 continents. It’s time to draw on new collaborative narratives that testify to Africa’s undeniable seat at the global table of influence and leadership.” Enuma Okoro
Currently at work on a novel about identity and notions of home, Okoro has published four books of nonfiction, and her articles and essays have been featured in The New York Times, CNN African Voices, AEON Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The UK and US Guardian, The Nigerian Guardian, The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and other media outlets.