Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 9, 2017
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Small World Connections

Small World Connections I love “small world” connections. Don’t you? This week has been rich with small world connections for me and my family. Our daughter Beth was here on the weekend. She features in two of the small world … Continue reading

November 5, 2017
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African History Revisited

African History Revisited in Paris Exhibit Africa in Words, a blog I follow, had a story about an exhibit in France that shows the depth of African history. It’s called “African Roads,” or “L’Afrique des routes.” The African history exhibit, … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
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Nigeria’s Independence, Chicago & Mountain Day

Mount Holyoke College Mountain Day Mount Holyoke College has a long-standing (I think since 1838!) tradition called Mountain Day. One day in the fall the President surprises the campus with bells ringing to announce Mountain Day, a day without classes. … Continue reading

September 30, 2017
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Tribe or Ethnic Group? More!

Tribe or Ethnic Group? The most comments ever on a blog topic came as a result of “Tribe or Ethnic Group.” If you haven’t commented yet but want to, you still can! Either make your comment at the bottom of … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
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Face of Technology in Nigeria

Women in Nigeria “Breaking the Code” I loved reading this article about women in Nigeria who are changing the face of tech in the country! The tech sector is growing. There are not enough trained men available. The article says, … Continue reading

August 13, 2017
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Fela and His Music

Fela, His Music, and His Activism Do you remember the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti? His life was featured in the award-winning musical on Broadway simply called “Fela.” The musical ran from 2009 to 2011. Clem and I saw it with … Continue reading

July 28, 2017
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UNICEF Broadcasts School Over the Radio

School Over the Radio Children who are in refugee camps and conflict areas often have no opportunity for education. But for some there is a unique chance for school over the radio! “Tens of thousands of children across the Lake … Continue reading

July 24, 2017
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Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride My friend and blog reader J. wrote with a question. Her daughter is getting married in Nigeria to a Nigerian man. J. was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria and married a Nigerian. But instead … Continue reading

July 8, 2017
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Biafra Fifty Years Ago and Nigeria Today

Did Biafra Teach Us Anything? The Nigerian army entered Biafra on July 6th, 1967. This was just two weeks after our daughter Beth was born in Enugu, Biafra’s capital. Two months later the Nigerians were bombing Enugu. We ran to … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
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Race, White Privilege, and Debt

Race, White Privilege, and Debt I’ve written several times about my two book groups and my group of “Sister Grandmas.” All three are educational and entertaining, valuable sources of intellectual stimulation and social interaction. Sometimes a member of a group … Continue reading