Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 13, 2018
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Books on My Mind

Building Mountains from Dust I was asked recently if I would be part of a virtual book tour for a memoir about cancer. Four reasons I agreed: Our daughter is an oncologist, i.e. cancer doctor I like to read memoirs … Continue reading

September 5, 2018
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Freshwater, an Autobiographical Novel

Autobiographical Novel A new autobiographical Nigerian novel called Freshwater is making news. It’s already out in the US and I’m eager to read it. I saw a note about it in Ainehi Edoro’s blog and then learned more from Africa … Continue reading

August 16, 2018
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Two Books and a Pretend Igbo

Africa’s Future I follow the Nigerian blogger Max Siollun. In his recent blog he referenced an article from the Financial Times and included the article. Reasons To Be Optimistic About #Africa’s Future Siollun begins by saying, “[The article] makes a point that I … Continue reading

July 19, 2018
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So Many Books

So Many Books to Read I’ve mentioned The Hate U Give before. It’s a novel by Angie Thomas about a sixteen-year old Black girl named Starr. Her best friend, a Black boy, is killed, or as she correctly says, is … Continue reading

July 14, 2018
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Justice in Nigeria

Justice in Nigeria How does anyone get justice in Nigeria? The country’s justice system is broken. Even when relevant laws are on the books, they are poorly enforced. Lawyers are expensive and not easily accessible. One radio and TV host … Continue reading

May 18, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Focus on Gender Parity

UN Achieves Gender Parity UN achieves gender parity among leadership worldwide Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, has announced that, “there is now gender parity among those nominated to fill the position of UN Resident Coordinators – the UN’s team leaders … Continue reading

March 29, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month “Our” month is nearing its end. Did you, women readers, feel honored this month? I have enjoyed New York Times special pieces during Women’s History Month. But it is not one of those that I want to … Continue reading

March 21, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Experience Flex at Westport Library

Experience Flex at Westport Library The Westport Library is a dynamic place! Experience Flex at the Westport Library is five days of events. The library is undergoing major renovation. The flexible use of space and the variety of programs the … Continue reading

November 13, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Book Title Needed Urgently

Frank Sesno on Asking Questions Well On Thursday evening last week I was at the Westport Library for “The Community Table: Frank Sesno and the Power of Questions.” The library’s listing of the event said, “Questions help us break down barriers, … Continue reading

September 30, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Tribe or Ethnic Group? More!

Tribe or Ethnic Group? The most comments ever on a blog topic came as a result of “Tribe or Ethnic Group.” If you haven’t commented yet but want to, you still can! Either make your comment at the bottom of … Continue reading