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Meet Art Access New Literary Consultant, Nkenna Onwuzuruoha

Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:19
Published in Blog

After attending Art Access’ book group on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah late 2016, Nkenna knew she would love to jump into the role of book group facilitator whenever the opportunity would present itself. This opportunity just happened to arise much sooner than she would have thought—she’ll 11999650 10153705595707948 5436443598777240598 obe facilitating her first Art Access book group on Athol Fugard’s The Shadow of the Hummingbird in April 2017. Literacy, access, and equity are core to the work that Nkenna does within the various communities she recognizes herself as being a part of here in Salt Lake. She’s happy to have Art Access as a new home.

Born in New Orleans to two Nigerian parents and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Nkenna is a first-generation American. She received her Bachelors in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and went on to receive a Masters in European Literatures from the University of Bristol (UK). She has lived in Salt Lake City since 2011 and currently teaches at Salt Lake Community College and Westminster College as an adjunct instructor. In addition to working for these two institutions, Nkenna is also the outreach coordinator for Write Here—South Salt Lake’s community-based writing center. Outside of work and reading groups, Nkenna enjoys cycling around town with friends, traveling, and attending community-oriented events.

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