Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 19, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Italian Marble, Anyone?

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

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June 13, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Two Books About Home

Anita Hill and Reimagining Equality For one of my book groups we’re reading Anita Hill’s Reimagining Equality Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home. The title and the paperback book which I found on my bookshelf felt familiar. But it … Continue reading

April 6, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Easter and Election

Easter Parade  My friend Luvon, on the left, told me about participating in the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue in New York City. She said, “I love this event. Immediately after leaving the Easter service at Riverside Church, I headed to … Continue reading

September 2, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Labor Day: Six Quotes and Six Questions

My Father and Labor Day Labor Day always reminds me of my father. He was a proud member of the AFL-CIO local in Cincinnati at AT&T. He inspired me to write my high school senior term paper on Walter Reuther. … Continue reading

August 13, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Crowdsourcing My Title; Ebola and Philanthropy

Crowdsourcing My Title My husband gave me an article from yesterday’s NYTimes, “Publishers Turn to the Crowd to Find the Next Best Seller.” I read about the author Sandy Hall whose novel was chosen through the votes of online fans. … Continue reading

May 13, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Protesting Boko Haram, A Visit to Nigeria, and What I’m Reading

Boko Haram and the girls from the Chibok school in northeastern Nigeria continue to occupy the news, our minds, and frequently, our conversations. My own most recent conversation about the Nigerian kidnapping was with Sylvia, my new friend who works … Continue reading

March 27, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Chimamanda and Americanah

I’m reading Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel that was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year. I’m reading it for the second time and loving it even more than the first!     Ifemelu, the … Continue reading