Faith Adiele

VONA

Biography

Faith Adiele is the author of The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems (Shebooks), a witty, tricultural look at black women and fibroids, and Meeting Faith (W.W. Norton & Co.), a travel memoir about becoming Thailand’s first black Buddhist nun, which received PEN Beyond Margins Award for Best Memoir of 2004. She is also co-editor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (The New Press), with 24 international stories ideal for the classroom, and Writer / Narrator / Subject of the PBS documentary My Journey Home, which is based on her (Obama-esque!) life growing up with a Nordic-American single mother and then traveling to Nigeria as an adult to find her father and siblings.