Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

January 19, 2016
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12 Malls for 180 Million People?

Martin Luther King Day Dan Woog writes the blog 06880. He blogs on all things Westport, Connecticut, or all things Westport that interest him, and his interests range widely! Yesterday on Martin Luther King Day he re-posted a piece from … 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

June 2, 2015
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Market Women Teach Feminism

Learning from the Market Women Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave the commencement speech at Wellesley College in Massachusetts a few days ago. She was fabulous! The graduates and the rest of the audience loved her, judging from the applause. I did … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
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May 20

Rescued from Boko Haram I am always both pleased and apprehensive to see “Nigeria” on the front page of The New York Times. Two days ago I found a sad, indeed horrific, story by Adam Nossiter which describes the girls and women rescued … Continue reading

April 18, 2015
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April18

Igbo Women and Feminism Three Nigerians, and not just Nigerians, but Igbos, and not just Igbos, but two Igbo women and one man! made Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the world. I read this on the first day … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
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One Year Anniversary

Chibok Kidnapping A Year Ago Today marks a year since the girls from the Chibok School were kidnapped. The International Business Times has a solid article describing how Boko Haram is still carrying out vicious attacks and how little has … Continue reading

March 9, 2015
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Women Play, Write, and Advocate

Fashion Fun March 5th March 2nd March 9th I promised you information about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in British Vogue. You can view their photo blog called Today I’m Wearing with pics of the beloved Nigerian author showing a favorite outfit every … Continue reading

March 1, 2015
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Three Stories of Race, One of Trace

The First Slavery Museum Slave cabin, sugar kettles for boiling cane; Debbie Elliott/NPR Did you see the article in The New York Times called “Building the First Slavery Museum in America“? I found the article riveting. The builder of this museum, … Continue reading

January 24, 2015
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Dolls, Elections, Vaccines, and Book Talks

Bounty of Book Talks I told you I would share news about upcoming speaking events which involve connections to dear old friends. I hope to be in Park City, Utah sometime this spring. My high school friend Karen Sturdy Cassity lives … Continue reading

December 16, 2014
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Music and Protest

Band Aid 30 and Controversy Bob Geldof has raised a lot of money for charity. His Live Aid and Band Aid concerts have made news around the world. Poverty in Africa has been a special focus of his. He campaigned … Continue reading