Author, 'Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community'
Enuma Okoro was born in the United States and raised in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and England. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University where she served as Director for the Center for Theological Writing. She is an author, speaker, and spiritual director, and continues to teach and lecture on varied topics engaging culture and identity, women and narrative, faith and spirituality, and the literary and visual arts.
Okoro's spiritual memoir, "Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community" (Fresh Air Books, 2010) was a winning finalist in the 2010 USA Best Books Award and received the 2011 National Indie Excellent Book Awards Winning Finalist in “Spirituality and African-American Non-Fiction.”
She is co-author with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove of "Common Prayer: Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals" (Zondervan, 2010).
Okoro's forthcoming book, Silence, will be released in Summer/Fall 2012.
Her writing has been featured on abc news Good Morning America online, Sojourners, Burnside Writers’ Collective, The Christian Century, Christianity Today and more. She blogs regularly at Reluctant Pilgrim. Visit her website www.enumaokoro.com and follow her at Tweetenuma.