Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

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
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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

January 29, 2017
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Beauties and Beasts in Igbo Art

Igbo Art: Beauties and Beasts Thank you to my friend and fellow Mount Holyoke book group member Joan! She told me about the lecture, “The Astonishing Richness of Igbo Art: Beauties, Beasts, and Others.” I went on Thursday evening to the … Continue reading

December 12, 2016
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Two Stories of Boundary-Crossing Marriage

Boundary-Crossing Marriage The first story of Boundary-Crossing Marriage comes from the online media site YNaija.com. Online media is alive and well in Nigeria. I would even say thriving! One of the popular online media sites is Naija.com. ‘Naija’ is the … Continue reading

December 1, 2016
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Two Untold Stories

Untold Story by Edward Baptist The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist, is the book we read for my Baker’s Dozen Book Group, which met tonight. Somehow I got confused. I thought we … Continue reading

November 22, 2016
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Africa Business Conference

Africa at Wharton On Saturday last week my husband Clem was a featured speaker at Wharton Africa Business Conference. MBA African students put on this conference annually, we learned. In the morning Clem participated in a panel, “Electricity Infrastructure: How … Continue reading

November 2, 2016
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Feminist and Feminine – We Can Be Both

Feminist and Feminine Chimamanda is making ads for Boots No7 make-up. I like her combination of feminist and feminine. The Americans may not be familiar with Boots. I know the product and the stores from the UK. Boots was started in … Continue reading

October 9, 2016
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Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate 1986

Wole Soyinka On Friday evening Clem and I joined our friend Ruth Omabegho for an evening in New York. We enjoyed plantain, chicken, steak, sweet potato fries, and coconut flan at a lovely Cuban restaurant. Then we headed to NYU … Continue reading

September 27, 2016
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Peace Corps Friends and Family

Peace Corps Friends and Family We had a wonderful few days in Washington DC with Peace Corps friends. I loved it all, but my favorite was the final event. The Walk for Peace started at George Washington University where the … Continue reading