Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

January 31, 2016
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Food, Drink, and Letting Go

Contours of Life This morning Rev. Dr. John Morehouse talked about “The Path of Least Resistance,” the final sermon on his month’s theme of resistance. He has asked us to demonstrate resistance when we confront injustice. But today he said there … Continue reading



January 15, 2016
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Step It Up and Other News

Step It Up I flew to Miami, Florida this afternoon for the bi-annual board meeting of the USNC UN Women, the United States National Committee for United Nations Women. Our meeting starts Saturday morning and finishes at noon on Sunday. … Continue reading



December 14, 2015
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#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



December 10, 2015
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Books – Old and New – and Gold

Things Fall Apart I had the pleasure of meeting with the Scarsdale High School Teachers’ Association book group this afternoon, December 10. They had read Chinua Achebe’s masterful novel, Things Fall Apart, and invited me to talk about that and about … Continue reading



November 24, 2015
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New York to Nashville

New York City  On Tuesday I went to New York to promote my book. Janifer Wilson, owner of Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem, will host me in late February for a talk and book signing. She holds many events and has … Continue reading



November 16, 2015
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Three Book Clubs, Two Ministers, One Astronomer

The Riverside Book Club Have you read Things Fall Apart? The novel is Chinua Achebe’s masterful work about life in an Igbo village when the missionaries first arrive. I read it during Peace Corps training in 1962. On Saturday I attended the Riverside … Continue reading



November 5, 2015
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10 Wealthiest Nigerians

Two Engaging Audiences  I spoke at Westport Rotary on Tuesday. I gave a “Happy Dollar” to celebrate my first boss in fundraising, Dick Foot, who was the CEO of the Westport YMCA and an active Rotarian. I knew many people … Continue reading



October 31, 2015
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Halloween

Greenwich Arts Council I had a lively audience on Thursday evening at the Greenwich Arts Council. Everyone had read Americanah, the ‘Town Read,’ and were happy to hear Chimamanda’s greetings. The audience members had lots of questions. That’s always fun for … Continue reading



October 27, 2015
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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



October 23, 2015
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How Do You Live With a Fatwah?

You Don’t Look Scary Salman Rushdie greeted the audience on Thursday night at Westport Library’s 13th Annual Malloy Lecture in the Arts by saying, “I’m sorry you’ve had a bit of a fuss about my arriving.” He continued, “You don’t … Continue reading