Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

June 6, 2017
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High School Graduation

High School Graduation for Two Chibok Girls I was reminded again of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Their abduction led to the hashtag campaign “#BringBackOurGirls.” I thought just a few had … Continue reading

November 16, 2015
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Three Book Clubs, Two Ministers, One Astronomer

The Riverside Book Club Have you read Things Fall Apart? The novel is Chinua Achebe’s masterful work about life in an Igbo village when the missionaries first arrive. I read it during Peace Corps training in 1962. On Saturday I attended the Riverside … Continue reading

October 23, 2015
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How Do You Live With a Fatwah?

You Don’t Look Scary Salman Rushdie greeted the audience on Thursday night at Westport Library’s 13th Annual Malloy Lecture in the Arts by saying, “I’m sorry you’ve had a bit of a fuss about my arriving.” He continued, “You don’t … Continue reading

October 19, 2015
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Italian Marble, Anyone?

Nigeria’s superrich have ceased buying for now. Buhari has frightened them away from luxury stores.

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September 25, 2015
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Pope Francis, Tragedy, and Friends

Highlands Classmates Join Me at Joseph-Beth Booksellers My visit to Cincinnati was wonderful. I enjoyed six days with my sister Beth and our friend Stephanie in Steph’s lovely home in Fort Thomas KY. I saw several friends. Even more came to the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015
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June 17th Post

Anita Hill and Reimagining Equality Tonight was my book group meeting to discuss Anita Hill’s Reimagining Equality. I loved the definitions of home that Hill puts at the beginning of each chapter. Two or three others did too. But a … Continue reading