Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

July 12, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Renewable Energy for Power in Nigeria?

Renewable Energy for Africa Tom Coogan, a fellow alum of the Yale School of Management and Facebook friend, posted a recent photo that intrigued me. He was in Northern Nigeria at the launching of a renewable energy project. I found … Continue reading

August 29, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Progress in Nigeria; In U.S. Ongoing White Privilege

 YALI I posted news of President Obama’s Africa Summit recently. Here is related news that I found on Zainab Usman’s blog. Preceding the Africa Summit, the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI, hosted 500 young leaders from Africa “to hone … Continue reading

April 2, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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White privilege – is it doomed? Is that good?

My Peace Corps friend and colleague – we were volunteers together in Nigeria in 1962-64 – has written a powerful piece about white privilege in Counterpunch, a magazine where he is a frequent contributor. He begins, “Some of the richest … Continue reading

March 27, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Chimamanda and Americanah

I’m reading Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel that was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year. I’m reading it for the second time and loving it even more than the first!     Ifemelu, the … Continue reading