Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 6, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Time for New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival published an entertaining article yesterday about the new yam festival. This is the time of year for the festival. The first new yams have been harvested, and it is time to celebrate. The event begins … 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 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

12 Malls for 180 Million People?

Martin Luther King Day Dan Woog writes the blog 06880. He blogs on all things Westport, Connecticut, or all things Westport that interest him, and his interests range widely! Yesterday on Martin Luther King Day he re-posted a piece from … Continue reading

August 12, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Do You Know Where You Belong?

We Would Be One “Just over a year ago I was close to finishing my memoir. It was in writing that I wrestled with the question of where I belong, why I grew up without knowing I had a community, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015
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Racism Comes in Many Forms

Black Lives Matter: A Conversation   The NYTimes provides me with a “Recommended Reading” email  every few days. I was taken with the title “A Conversation about Growing Up Black,” that they gave me today, even though the article is from several … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
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Four African Writers are Winners

Igbo Women’s Inheritance Nearly two months ago I submitted an abstract on Igbo Women’s Inheritance for the 4th Annual Igbo Conference at SOAS, the School ofOriental and African Studies at the University of London. I learned two days ago that my … Continue reading

February 9, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Election Postponed

Nigeria Postpones Elections  Professor Jega, head of INEC On Feb. 7 one of our Friends of Nigeria (former Peace Corps volunteers in Nigeria) online members sent word the elections were postponed. He provided a link to an article in the … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Two Atrocities, Two Approaches

Paris and Baga – Both Newsworthy? “What makes one atrocity more newsworthy than another?” asks Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of The New York Times, in her piece on January 24. She comments on the extensive coverage of the Paris bombing at … Continue reading

January 24, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Dolls, Elections, Vaccines, and Book Talks

Bounty of Book Talks I told you I would share news about upcoming speaking events which involve connections to dear old friends. I hope to be in Park City, Utah sometime this spring. My high school friend Karen Sturdy Cassity lives … Continue reading

October 24, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Ten Minutes, Seven Sisters, Eight Deaths

I share the video of our son Sam talking about his work and offering advice. The Seven Sisters Alumnae Seminar presented an excellent program, Crime and Punishment, Justice for All? The Nigerian doctor who helped contain Ebola died of the virus.

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