Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 23, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

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

January 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Superhuman Black Men?

Are Young Black Men Superhuman? Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s interview with BBC on January 4 is worth hearing. It’s just under 10 minutes. First, she says something about perceptions that is no surprise to those of us with close ties … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

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 15, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Seven Wonders of Igbo Customs #3

Masquerades I love the Igbo masquerades. They are the third of the wondrous Igbo customs I want to share with you, and I’ll do it with a story. The children start running at the clacking of hard seed pods from the … Continue reading

July 3, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Nigeria Old and New, Book Talks

Nigerian Doctor – The Video Here’s the video I mentioned in my last post. It’s a priceless reminder of colonial days in Nigeria. I never did learn who sent it or how I came across  it. It’s 13 minutes long, and I … Continue reading