Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

June 18, 2017
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Day Two of African Literature Association Conference

Never Look an American in the Eye I went back to New Haven on Thursday for Day 2 of the African Literature Association Conference. I was part of a panel with the title “Okey Ndibe and Life-Writing: Looking Igbos in … Continue reading

June 14, 2017
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Education in Nigeria

Education Aid for Sub-Sahara Africa Education in Nigeria is a mixture of very good and very bad, with not a lot in between. Teachers are not eager to be in rural areas. Teachers’ pay is often late and incomplete. Supplies … Continue reading

April 15, 2017
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Missing Girls Three Years Later

Boko Haram Protest April 15 marks three years since nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Most parents are still waiting to hear the fate of their missing girls. They still have hope. On April … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
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Let There Be Light

Solar Power in Africa Kieran Guilbert is based in Dakar, Senegal, where he is the West Africa Correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He wrote about solar power in Africa. As he says, much of Africa is without a regular … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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White Privilege: The Winners

White Privilege Essay Winners The three winners of TEAM Westport’s Essay contest on white privilege read their essays to a full house in Westport Library’s McManus Room yesterday evening. They were brilliant! I was amazed at the sophistication of their writing. … Continue reading

March 26, 2017
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Denied Visas

Africans Denied Visas Former Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He blogs about Africa. He wrote about the African Global Economic and Development Summit that just concluded at the University of Southern California. … Continue reading

March 22, 2017
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Conversations About Race

Conversations About Race I was pleased to get an email from my college classmate and friend, Judy. She said, “I’ve just finished reading Roots. I can’t believe I hadn’t read it.  Nor have I seen the series.” She said, “My daughter … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
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Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian Crisis The former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is at the Council on Foreign Relations. He writes about much of sub-Sahara Africa. He has written before about the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. He had two recent posts I want … Continue reading

March 6, 2017
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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month I’m borrowing an idea from blogger Margaret Anderson who mentioned honoring Women’s History Month. I’ll write about a few women whose history is important to me. And I invite you to suggest women you’d like to honor in Women’s … Continue reading

March 2, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigeria’s Economic Woes

Nigeria’s Economy in Distress The Financial Times in an article on February 28 says that Nigeria saw the first year in a quarter century with a decline in economic growth. It’s a sad end to a difficult year, a year of … Continue reading