Enuma Okoro is a Nigerian-American writer, lecturer and creative consultant whose work explores Identity and Culture, Africa and the Diaspora, and the transforming Power of Story and Narrative. Her work explores how stories (told and believed) are the central way of shaping human perspectives and behavior. Okoro’s TED talk focused on Global perceptions of women, identity and the power of cultural narratives.
Born in New York city and raised in Cote D’Ivoire, England, North America and Nigeria, she speaks at such institutions as Oxford University, Princeton University, and Harvard Business School, and lectures and presents globally at 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 Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and other media outlets.