Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

December 7, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Travel, Walls, Passports, and Lady Liberty

My Passport Error I mentioned our effort to get Clem a new Nigerian passport. Turns out he did have an appointment to go to the Consulate for the interview. When I submitted and then printed the passport application forms in … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Holidays in Nigeria

Plentiful Fuel for the Holidays in Nigeria I look forward to the holidays in Nigeria this year. We’ve booked our tickets, told our children, and arranged the security people to accompany us in the village. Yes, for the past few … Continue reading

January 21, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Finding My Way in Nigeria

Finding My Way in Nigeria From my first days in Nigeria, I knew I had to depend on others for help in finding my way. My school’s headmaster gave me the address of the apartment where I would live. It was 25 … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigeria Tragedy and Traffic

Bomb Falls at Refugee Camp The New York Times had a story yesterday about a bombing at a Nigerian refugee camp that killed dozens of people, including aid workers. Tragic! Click on the picture to read the story. President Buhari has … Continue reading

January 13, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

New Year and A Traditional Ruler

Happy New Year! I hope you had a joyful New Year’s celebration, or at least a relaxing one! We rejoiced in Clem’s hometown of Nanka with a group of 20 people in our living room. We drank champagne and wine, … Continue reading

November 10, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Were You Surprised on Tuesday?

Surprised and Disappointed I was completely surprised on Tuesday night! Hard to believe how wrong the polls were. What about you? I was also disappointed. On Tuesday afternoon I had volunteered at the Westport Democratic Headquarters. My assignment was to call … Continue reading

May 14, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Diversity in Dubai, on NPR

Diversity in Dubai So much in Dubai was amazing. The diversity of the population is just one of the ‘wow’ factors. I met people from dozens of countries. I learned that only 20% of the population of two and half million is actually … Continue reading

May 10, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Dubai Conference

Dubai Conference on ‘Free Zones’ My husband is working to establish a free trade zone in Nigeria. Because of that he’s attending the Dubai Conference presented by the World Free Zones Organization, at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. I came with him. I … Continue reading

April 24, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe


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

March 4, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

“I’m Already MIssing You”

Caribbean Sky, Sea, and Sunset We’ve had a lovely few days at Sandals Whitehouse on the south coast of Jamaica. I’m scattering photos throughout this post. The beach seems to go on forever, and the sea really is “Caribbean blue.” … Continue reading