Discipline: Literature – fiction

Enuma Okoro

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Valley Stream, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Enuma Okoro is a Nigerian-American author, journalist, lecturer, and arts and culture critic. She is a weekly columnist for the Financial Times weekend newspaper. Her column, β€œThe Art of Life,” reflects her broader research and writing interests: how the intersection of art, philosophy, spirituality, ecology, and culture can speak to the human condition and interrogate how we live. Underlying this interrogation is an interest in critical theory and how we produce, accumulate, and transfer knowledge as well as which knowledge systems are recognized.

Okoro writes, lectures, curates, and hosts public conversations with the grounding premise that stories, through their varying mediums, are how we challenge old narratives, free our imaginations, and tell new and expanded truths that shift perceptions and instigate change in public and private life.

While at MacDowell, she worked on a novel manuscript in progress.

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Delta Omicron

Enuma Okoro worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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