Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

December 1, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

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 10, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Were You Surprised on Tuesday?

Surprised and Disappointed I was completely surprised on Tuesday night! Hard to believe how wrong the polls were. What about you? I was also disappointed. On Tuesday afternoon I had volunteered at the Westport Democratic Headquarters. My assignment was to call … Continue reading

September 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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The Sharps’ War

The Sharps’ War My friend Denise, more commonly called Denny, Davidoff wrote an excellent review of Ken Burns’ film Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. I read it online in UU World Weekly, the email from UU World. The magazine is sent … Continue reading

January 15, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Step It Up and Other News

Step It Up I flew to Miami, Florida this afternoon for the bi-annual board meeting of the USNC UN Women, the United States National Committee for United Nations Women. Our meeting starts Saturday morning and finishes at noon on Sunday. … Continue reading

July 11, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

My Father’s Birthday

No Victor, No Vanquished Former Head of State in Nigeria General Dr. Yakubu Gown was the speaker at the 6th Convocation ceremony in March 2015, of the Chukwumeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) in Anambra. He titled his speech, “No Victor, No … Continue reading

April 10, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Women Power and Women’s Rights

Adichie To Speak At Wellesley I learned today that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be the commencement speaker at Wellesley. I wish it were Mount Holyoke, but I’m glad it’s a women’s college. I read the info on Ainehi Edoro’s blog Brittle Paper, … Continue reading

February 21, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Elections, Prejudice, and Influence

Campaign Video? I watched a YouTube video about Nigeria and Boko Haram called “COUNTER INSURGENCY OPERATION: The Gains and Prospects,” from Max Siollun’s website. The video opens on five men in uniform, most white, at the back of a truck … Continue reading

November 21, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Birthday, Connections and More

Birthday and Connections In 1969-70 during the Biafran War I taught 4th grade at St. Aloysius School in Covington Kentucky. Deborah Stewart was in my class. She told me who she was when she asked me to be her Facebook friend a … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

In a Strange Land

Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement My friend and college classmate Anne Pardo is teaching a survey course on African History to Independence in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. She invited me to talk about Nigeria. I drove … Continue reading

November 5, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

First Book Talk a Success!

My first book talk was a success with a large audience of friends and strangers. Everyone was interested, people asked great questions, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Criminal justice is a topic for the times and for TEAM Westport.

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