Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 30, 2017
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Nigerwives and Intersectionality

Nigerwives and Intersectionality I read a fascinating interview with a Nigerian writer, Angela Ajayi. Her Yoruba last name interested me. I was also intrigued by the title of the article, “On Cultural Intersectionality and Familial Love.” Does the word ‘intersectionality’ … Continue reading

January 25, 2017
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Talking About Race

Talking About Race Sunday’s presentation “Talking to Children About Race” at the Westport Library, co-sponsored by TEAM Westport, was excellent. Catherine Lewis, LCSW and Zoe Tarrant, MA, MFT were the presenters. Their PowerPoint “What Do White Children See?” led them … Continue reading

October 13, 2016
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Twenty one Chibok Girls Released!

21 Chibok Girls Released  Twenty one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram two and a half years ago were released yesterday! CNN carried a report, as did many Nigerian newspapers. The Nigerian government says negotiations have been going on … Continue reading

July 29, 2016
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Family Birthdays

Family Birthdays Our older son Chinaku and our daughter Beth have June birthdays. All of Beth’s family have their birthdays in June and July, from Kelvin on June 3 to Nkiru today! We celebrated our grandson Kenechi’s birthday on July 4th. He … Continue reading

July 10, 2016
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Mohegan Sun My sister Beth has been visiting for the past twelve days. She’s flying home to Cincinnati as I write. We’re alike in some ways, different in others, like most siblings. She loves to gamble, so nearly every time … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Early Fireworks Celebration

Westport’s 4th of July Fireworks Westport and the surrounding towns agree every year about which nights to have their fireworks so they don’t interfere with each other. This year Westport’s fireworks were on June 30! Not even July, but still a … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
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UN has strengths and flaws

UN in Need? On the Sunday in the middle of the two weeks of the Commission on the Status of Women, I read an op-ed about the UN written by someone from Westport, CT where I live. Anthony Banbury, the author, … Continue reading

February 19, 2016
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Four Facts You Never Knew About Names

No Award for Prisoners I asked last time if you watched the Grammys. I was rooting for the prisoners from Malawi who had recorded an album with the help of a musician who travels the world looking for unusual and authentic … Continue reading

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 27, 2016
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Fifty Pots of Wine

US Commerce Secretary in Nigeria Nigeria is struggling with the low price of oil and what that is doing to foreign exchange. These problems have happened before. The forming of Nigerwives, the organization I helped found in the late 1970’s, … Continue reading