- Faith Adielé, Author
Born of a Nordic-American mother and a Nigerian father, Faith Adiele was raised as the sole African girl on a farm in the Pacific Northwest. After flunking out of Harvard, she shaved her head, took a vow of silence, and moved into the forest, becoming Thailand’s first black Buddhist nun. She then won a fellowship to Nigeria, where she met her father-originally thought killed in the Biafran War-and siblings for the first time. A second trip inspired the PBS documentary “My Journey Home.” A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Nonfiction Writing Program, she has worked as a community activist and diversity trainer and lectured and taught writing all over the world. She is finishing TWINS, an epic memoir about 4 generations of family on 3 continents.
The Ethical Traveler
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