Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

April 27, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Legacies of Biafra Conference

Legacies of Biafra I had a wonderful time in London. Legacies of Biafra, Reflections on the Nigeria-Biafra War 50 Years On, was an exciting and well-presented conference. Louisa Egbunike and Yvonne Mbanefo were the principal organizers. Unu mere nke oma! … Continue reading

April 15, 2017
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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

February 22, 2017
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Astronomy and Asilomar

Fascination With the Stars I’ve loved astronomy for ever. I thought I’d have great views of the night sky in California. Instead we had rain! One night I did see Orion, but clouds covered most of the sky. I fell … Continue reading

November 26, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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 9, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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
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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

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

July 13, 2016
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Black Like Me

Black Like Me I’ve just learned the amazing story of John Howard Griffin. He wrote Black Like Me now in its 50th anniversary edition. My sister Beth and I were in our hotel room at Mohegan Sun last week. We were talking about … Continue reading

June 3, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Forgiveness

Wisdom on Forgiveness I’ve had mixed feelings about the gorilla and the mom. How could she let her child escape from her sight? Did she deserve forgiveness? Was it even her fault? Margaret Anderson is a trainer, author, and consultant. … Continue reading

May 30, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Buhari’s First Year in Office

President Buhari’s First Year Review Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari marked his first year in office with a speech on May 29. He touched on major issues – Boko Haram, the Delta insurgents, and the economy. Buhari opened his address this way, … Continue reading