Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

June 30, 2017
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Race, White Privilege, and Debt

Race, White Privilege, and Debt I’ve written several times about my two book groups and my group of “Sister Grandmas.” All three are educational and entertaining, valuable sources of intellectual stimulation and social interaction. Sometimes a member of a group … Continue reading

June 14, 2017
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Education in Nigeria

Education Aid for Sub-Sahara Africa Education in Nigeria is a mixture of very good and very bad, with not a lot in between. Teachers are not eager to be in rural areas. Teachers’ pay is often late and incomplete. Supplies … Continue reading

July 17, 2016
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One More Tragedy

One More Tragedy Zainab Usman, Nigerian scholar and blogger, writes beautifully. Her words about the Nice tragedy are poignant. I wanted to say “her words about the most recent tragedy,” but it’s no longer the most recent. I just read … Continue reading

June 15, 2016
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Celebrate Life

Celebrate Life of Emeka Friday and Saturday afternoon in California were heavy and sad for us. How could we celebrate life? We were there for the funeral of Clem’s nephew Emeka who had been killed 51 days earlier. Friday afternoon we’d … Continue reading

February 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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

June 10, 2014
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The Dibia Part IV and Two Deaths in Nigeria

The Dibia Part IV In the last post I told you that Obi and I agreed with the Dibia on what we had to bring as an offering and we divided up the tasks. I had to get the chicken, the schnapps, … Continue reading

June 6, 2014
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The Dibia, Part III, Boko Haram’s Impact, and Storytelling

I don’t have an update on the kidnapped girls for you. But I read about Boko Haram’s impact on Nigeria’s people in yesterday’s blog post from Vinnie Ferraro at Mount Holyoke College. He posts for the students in his World Politics … Continue reading

June 2, 2014
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Focus for My Blog; the Dibia Part II

Blogging Workshop Dan Woog is a popular blogger in Westport, Connecticut where I live. His blog is titled 06880, the zip code of our town. He gave a workshop last Saturday which I attended. My friends Judy and Gail had also signed up. Gail … Continue reading

May 29, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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The Dibia, Part 1, and an Intro to Nigeria’s History

Papa’s Death and Going to the Dibia (native doctor) I promised you the first installment of the chapter from my memoir about meeting the native doctor or Dibia. This chapter starts when we were in London near the end of the … Continue reading