Ijeoma Clement Akomolafe

James Earthworm

Ijeoma Clement Akomolafe is a widely cited author, speaker, lecturer, biotechnological researcher and teacher, whose work has involved seeking indigenous alternatives to the treatment of malaria. She has advanced degrees from Women’s Christian College, Chennai and Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. She is Chief Coordinator of Broken Compass – an unschooling project that seeks to weave intergenerational ties between parents and children, in playful, adventurous contexts of co-learning and mutual exploration. Together with Bayo Akomolafe, she co-founded The Emergence Network as a project to invite other modes of responding to crisis. As an educator Ijeoma left the university to live a life of intense smallness and intimacy with her growing family. She is committed to mothering her two children, Alethea Aanya and Kyah Jayden, and is trying to figure out what a decolonized learning journey might look like not only for her family of four, but her community in Chennai.