Marilyn Lamin
Say hi to NFG’s secretary, Marilyn. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, Marilyn has dedicated her life to cultural awareness in and out of Africa. Before retiring from teaching in 1999, she spent 20 years teaching English in Sierra Leone, followed up by 12 years in Texas. Among other publications, she authored That Place We Call Home and The Power of Inclusion (English in Texas; 2001 & 2002). Through her company, Cotton Tree Tales, Marilyn spends part of her retirement leading lectures and seminars promoting a much needed appreciation for African and Caribbean literature in Texas school districts. When not working, she and her husband, James, travel as much of the world as possible.

Marilyn is the proud mother of two sons, Jason and Jeremy, and grandmother to Olivia and Chloe, all of whom live in the Northeast U.S. She travels north to visit from her home in Bedford, Texas as often as she can.

Marilyn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English. She is also active on the Board of Directors for the Robert Smalls Legacy Foundation.