Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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#Pray for Nigeria

#Pray for Nigeria Do you know the publication Atlanta Blackstar? They say, “We publish narratives intentionally and specifically to enlighten and transform the world.” I learned about the #Pray for Nigeria campaign on their page. The writer David Love points out in … Continue reading

February 28, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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US to Help Confront Boko Haram

Special Ops to Help Confront Boko Haram? Two NY Times articles claimed my attention on Friday morning. The first said that American special operations team members are going to help Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram. I was very … Continue reading

January 17, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Boko Haram and Elections

Elections Looming Nigeria’s political rhetoric is in high gear for the presidential elections on February 14. President Goodluck Jonathan, running for a second term, is all over the air waves. The National Television Authority, NTA, devotes a major portion of its nightly … Continue reading

January 12, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Dancing: Celebration Part 3

No Party without Dancing I can’t imagine a Nigerian party without dancing. Often the guests are the dancers. But for an event like our anniversary, we also had professional dancers who entertained us. One Nigerian custom, among many that I … Continue reading

November 17, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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New Subscribers Welcome

Welcome New Readers Three talks done! I’m excited to welcome new readers to this blog. Several people who heard me speak at the Westport Senior Center  signed on. Then several more from the talk I gave the next evening for the … Continue reading

October 28, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Human Rights, Go-Slow, Ebola Scare

Human Rights Watch reports on Boko Haram’s treatment of abducted girls and women in Nigeria and calls for the group to stop their campaign. American author Bridgett Davis writes about Nigeria and a missing sister. I share a story about Westport’s wonderful EMS team and their worry about Ebola.

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September 30, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Independence Day – Win a Prize!

Celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day October 1. Win a prize by answering my challenge question. Read about the Nigerian dinner I’ll offer to guests who make the winning bid in an auction.

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September 23, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Girls Win; ‘Ifemelu’ Blogs; Fear Factor

Scholarships for Nigerian Girls Fellow former Peace Corps Nigeria volunteer Steve Clapp sent me the news that the Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation is funding scholarship for three girls who escaped from Boko Haram. In June I blogged about the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist … Continue reading

September 10, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Memoir Update, Frontline, Children’s Books

Exciting News! Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying and many more books, has agreed to write a comment for my book. I told the members of one of my book groups tonight, and shared the news at a reception … Continue reading

August 22, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Half of a Yellow Sun; Chimamanda’s Fashion; Boko Haram; MDG’s

Half of a Yellow Sun I shared the preview of the promotional video for the film Half of a Yellow Sun  a couple of weeks ago; here is the finished product. You’ll see why I wanted to show it if … Continue reading