Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

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

June 2, 2017
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The Kola Reaches Home

When the Kola Reaches Home We had the final class of the eight weeks on advanced essay and memoir writing this week. I’m sad it’s over. I read my introduction. The critique from the other class members was extremely helpful, … Continue reading

March 30, 2017
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Nigerwives and Intersectionality

Nigerwives and Intersectionality I read a fascinating interview with a Nigerian writer, Angela Ajayi. Her Yoruba last name interested me. I was also intrigued by the title of the article, “On Cultural Intersectionality and Familial Love.” Does the word ‘intersectionality’ … Continue reading

January 21, 2017
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Finding My Way in Nigeria

Finding My Way in Nigeria From my first days in Nigeria, I knew I had to depend on others for help in finding my way. My school’s headmaster gave me the address of the apartment where I would live. It was 25 … Continue reading

November 14, 2016
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Small World Coincidences Abound

Small World Coincidences As I get older and have more connections, small world coincidences seem more frequent. Do you find this too? The past week has been overflowing with small world coincidences. First – my friend Nick Thiemann who was a lawyer … Continue reading

March 7, 2016
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Will You Celebrate?

International Women’s Day March 8th  How will you celebrate? I will go to the Westport Library in the evening to hear Caryl M. Stern of UNICEF speak on the refugee crisis and its implications for human trafficking. My friend Barbara is introducing … Continue reading

February 12, 2016
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Fourteen Years at the Space Station

Valentine’s Songs This afternoon I was entertained with two Valentine songs by four distinguished gentlemen wearing tuxes with red vests and bow ties! They weren’t singing to me though. They came to sing to three of the staff at La Jolie … Continue reading

December 7, 2014
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All About Books and Reading

Books for Nigeria I used to carry several books on each trip to Nigeria, though I often wouldn’t read even one. When I travel on Dec. 18, I’m carrying my books on my iPad, a lot easier. I bought a … Continue reading