Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

December 15, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Racism Revealed in ADL Video

Racism Revealed in Video from ADL I had an email from the Antidefamation League, ADL, this week. TEAM Westport and ADL have overlapping interests in addressing racism and other forms of discrimination. The racism revealed in the video, not so … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Holidays in Nigeria

Plentiful Fuel for the Holidays in Nigeria I look forward to the holidays in Nigeria this year. We’ve booked our tickets, told our children, and arranged the security people to accompany us in the village. Yes, for the past few … Continue reading

May 25, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Free Trade Zone Not Used?

Free Trade Zone Unused? Zainab Usman posted on Facebook about a free trade zone in Nigeria that is now gone to waste. The Guardian News online calls it “Nigeria’s 450 million naira ‘White Elephant’.” More than a decade ago, the free … Continue reading

October 9, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate 1986

Wole Soyinka On Friday evening Clem and I joined our friend Ruth Omabegho for an evening in New York. We enjoyed plantain, chicken, steak, sweet potato fries, and coconut flan at a lovely Cuban restaurant. Then we headed to NYU … Continue reading

September 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Peace Corps Friends and Family

Peace Corps Friends and Family We had a wonderful few days in Washington DC with Peace Corps friends. I loved it all, but my favorite was the final event. The Walk for Peace started at George Washington University where the … Continue reading

May 26, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Gender Equality

Work for Gender Equality Lakshmi Puri is UN Women’s dynamic Deputy Executive Director. She spoke at an event in New York on May 17 with thanks and a call to action to promote gender equality. I love her reference to … Continue reading

April 8, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Lessons from Africa

Living in Community: Lessons from Africa Tomorrow I’ll be in New Haven CT to present a workshop, “Lessons from Africa.” The Unitarian Fellowship of New Haven is hosting an all-day meeting for about 100 people coming from churches in the … Continue reading

December 14, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

#1 Best Seller on Amazon

Best Seller Nigeria History I don’t know how many books are in the category Nigeria History on Amazon, but my memoir is the #1 best-seller in Nigeria History category for this hour at least! I found this on the author page. … Continue reading

August 16, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Giants in Death and in Literature

Another Giant Falls Julian Bond has died, I read this morning in my NYTimes alert. I’ve known his name for ages as a respected civil rights leader. I recall being at Episcopal Relief and Development fourteen years ago with Coleen, now … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Four African Writers are Winners

Igbo Women’s Inheritance Nearly two months ago I submitted an abstract on Igbo Women’s Inheritance for the 4th Annual Igbo Conference at SOAS, the School ofOriental and African Studies at the University of London. I learned two days ago that my … Continue reading