Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 23, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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

January 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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
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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 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
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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