Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 16, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations – a Final Report Several months ago I mentioned a program in which I participated at The Unitarian Church in Westport called “Beloved Conversations.” Beloved Conversations is a program created at Meadville Lombard, the Unitarian Seminary in Chicago. The … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Ethnic Group or Tribe?

New Canaan Library Author Talk The audience of about 35 people at my New Canaan Library Author Talk on Monday evening was enthusiastic and full of interesting questions. As people were leaving one audience member said, “Why do you use … Continue reading

April 15, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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

March 18, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Emily Dickinson and Hope

Honoring Emily Dickinson for Women’s History Month Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke College, then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, is ten miles away in South Hadley. Emily attended Mount Holyoke for just one year. Then she … Continue reading

December 12, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Two Stories of Boundary-Crossing Marriage

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

November 22, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

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

April 28, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Emeka and Other Names

Emeka I shared the tragic news of our nephew Emeka’s death in California with you in my last post. My husband Clem and I were there when I wrote. We came back Sunday night, arriving home Monday morning, tired but … Continue reading

February 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Four Facts You Never Knew About Names

No Award for Prisoners I asked last time if you watched the Grammys. I was rooting for the prisoners from Malawi who had recorded an album with the help of a musician who travels the world looking for unusual and authentic … Continue reading

December 23, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Two Worlds of Children

Fort Thomas Sees Change  I lived in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, from 7th grade through college. I think my parents chose the town for the excellent schools. I was still a resident of this all-white town when I went to Nigeria. … Continue reading

March 17, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigeria Celebrates and Suffers

Octogenarian Celebrants in Obosi Celebrating Old Age While in the U.S. and around the world people celebrated Pi Day on Saturday, March 14 – 3.14.15 – the people of Obosi in eastern Nigeria were having a different kind of festivity. Ito … Continue reading