Nneka M. Okona
Nneka M. Okona

Nneka M. Okona is a native Atlantan (by way of Stone Mountain, Georgia) who writes pieces on food, travel, books, personal growth and self-discovery. Her work has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dec. 29, 2017

Guinness isn’t just an Irish treasure — it’s part of West African heritage, too

Walk into any gathering of Nigerians — a wedding, anniversary party, a christening, a kickback for the hell of it — and there’s sure to be a bucket of Guinness chilling in a corner.

Aug. 19, 2017

Monuments blur the line between memorial and tourist attraction — that’s why context is so important

Stone Mountain, Georgia, is one of the biggest Confederate monuments in the country. But it's also the site of family-friendly activities and July 4 festivities.