Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

May 22, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Second Chibok Girl?

Second Chibok Girl? Just two days after the news of a Chibok girl found wandering in the forest, when she was being taken to meet President Buhari, there was news of another. That news is being challenged. There seems no … Continue reading



April 8, 2016
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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



March 27, 2016
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#Pray for Nigeria

#Pray for Nigeria Do you know the publication Atlanta Blackstar? They say, “We publish narratives intentionally and specifically to enlighten and transform the world.” I learned about the #Pray for Nigeria campaign on their page. The writer David Love points out in … Continue reading



March 7, 2016
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Will You Celebrate?

International Women’s Day March 8th  How will you celebrate? I will go to the Westport Library in the evening to hear Caryl M. Stern of UNICEF speak on the refugee crisis and its implications for human trafficking. My friend Barbara is introducing … Continue reading



February 8, 2016
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First Peace Corps Volunteer

Yale Women Authors “My claim to fame is that I was a member of the very first Peace Corps group,” said Meryl, one of the early arrivals at our home Sunday for the gathering of YaleWomen Connecticut. The first group had … Continue reading



January 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Superhuman Black Men?

Are Young Black Men Superhuman? Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s interview with BBC on January 4 is worth hearing. It’s just under 10 minutes. First, she says something about perceptions that is no surprise to those of us with close ties … Continue reading



January 3, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Happy New Year, and Two Questions

Holiday Pics Daughter Beth, husband Kelvin, & three kids, and son Chinaku came for Christmas and anniversary. Chinaku stayed, but B&K took their kids home, and came back with Ikem for New Year’s. The older children stayed home to be with friends. … Continue reading



December 18, 2015
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10 Birthday Challenges for Buhari

Christmas Eve  Music is an important part of my Christmas memories and celebrations. I can’t imagine  Christmas without music. I think my favorite Christmas song is “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” which I always think of with the German title, “Es ist … Continue reading



December 6, 2015
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Ten Thousand Volunteers?

Party Time The Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers held its annual holiday party today. I brought home three raffle prizes, including a soft plush throw, a small blanket to use on the sofa for chilly evenings. But better than what I got is … Continue reading



October 27, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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How to Hear Highlife in Lagos Today

Nigeria for Visitors The New York Times had a wonderful article recently highlighting one of Nigeria’s best-known musicians, King Sunny Ade. It includes descriptions of popular venues where he and others have played and a list of three current spots for dance … Continue reading