Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

May 13, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Okey Ndibe’s Memoir and Its Intriguing Title

Okey Ndibe’s Memoir Never Look an American in the Eye is the title of Okey Ndibe’s memoir. How did he choose the title? He says, Never Look an American in the Eye, A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making … Continue reading

March 26, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Denied Visas

Africans Denied Visas Former Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He blogs about Africa. He wrote about the African Global Economic and Development Summit that just concluded at the University of Southern California. … Continue reading

December 12, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Two Stories of Boundary-Crossing Marriage

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

November 26, 2016
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Two Very Different Author Interviews

Author Interview: Catherine Onyemelukwe, an American in Nigeria I promised you the interview by Margaret Anderson, the Persuasion Coach. Here is her introduction and part of the interview, with a link to the rest. Posted by margaret on Nov 13, 2016 … Continue reading

October 29, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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President Buhari’s Daughter Marries

President’s Daughter Gets Married Hajiya Fatima, President Buhari’s second daughter, married yesterday. Her new husband is the former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Malam Gimba Yau Kumo. The wedding took place in Daura, Katsina state. She … Continue reading

September 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Igbo Marriage Rites Full of Tradition, Modified!

Chidi’s Igbo Marriage Igbo marriage rites were in full swing when my husband Clem went to Hemet, California, for the wedding of his nephew Chidi. Other African customs were in play too. Clem’s younger brother Godwin, Chidi’s dad, died a few years … Continue reading

August 2, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Our History of Slavery

History of Slavery I’ve been saving this intriguing article on our history of slavery to share with you. “I Named My Mixed-Race Daughter for a Slave-Trading Town – Bristol!” was an opinion piece in The New York Times on July 16. The mixed-race … Continue reading

June 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Knock on the Door

Iku Aka Na Uzo, or Knock on the Door After the funeral of our beloved nephew Emeka last Saturday in Los Angeles, we stayed in California for another happier engagement. On Sunday we went to Hemet in a pleasant contrast to … Continue reading

June 12, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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STEM in Nigeria

STEM in Nigeria Girls in Nigeria are building robots according to an article from CNN. They are part of interest in STEM in Nigeria. “The girls’ efforts were part of the First Lego League competition which has seen 233,000 children … Continue reading

April 24, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Tragedy

Family Tragedy I was at the lunch preceding my book talk in New York on Wednesday when our older son called from Nigeria. I told him I couldn’t speak right then. I asked him to call later when I would be … Continue reading