Nyaneba Nkrumah, PhD ’01

I am excited to let you know that I am about to publish an adult fiction novel. Wade in the Water is to be published by Amistad, HarperCollins in January ’23 (available for pre-order), and is a gripping coming-of-age story about the increasingly complex relationship between a mistreated Black girl growing up in 1980s rural Mississippi and a mysterious white researcher from Princeton who appears in her racially divided town. The novel exposes the consequences of secrets left untold and the power of the past to dictate the future. Do visit my website to read more details. In other news, I continue to work (20+) years for the World Bank in Washington, DC, where I continue to meet, not surprisingly, several amazing fellow Cornellians.