Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

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

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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October 4, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Names and Photos With Meaning

Many Igbo names have meanings. Kelechi and Kenechi mean the same – thank God. I found photos for my book and used Miggs Burroughs’ lenticular image from Tunnel Vision for the cover.

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May 21, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Names and Meanings

Last Saturday evening my husband Clem and I held a reception with twenty five guests in our home for Bill Schulz, the president and CEO  of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, or UUSC. Schulz was previously the executive director of … Continue reading