Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

May 25, 2017
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Free Trade Zone Not Used?

Free Trade Zone Unused? Zainab Usman posted on Facebook about a free trade zone in Nigeria that is now gone to waste. The Guardian News online calls it “Nigeria’s 450 million naira ‘White Elephant’.” More than a decade ago, the free … Continue reading

May 13, 2017
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Okey Ndibe’s Memoir and Its Intriguing Title

Okey Ndibe’s Memoir Never Look an American in the Eye is the title of Okey Ndibe’s memoir. How did he choose the title? He says, Never Look an American in the Eye, A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making … Continue reading

April 8, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Lessons from Africa

Living in Community: Lessons from Africa Tomorrow I’ll be in New Haven CT to present a workshop, “Lessons from Africa.” The Unitarian Fellowship of New Haven is hosting an all-day meeting for about 100 people coming from churches in the … Continue reading

August 24, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Reporting, and Biking, While Black

Reporting While Black Gene Demby of Code Switch; photo from NPR Gene Demby is the lead blogger in Code Switch, an NPR team that reports on race, culture and ethnicity. He writes and speaks about what it is like to be reporting … Continue reading

June 9, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Park City and New Nigeria

Park City Karen, my friend who has been most helpful in getting me set up in Park City, Utah for the final leg of my western book tour, took me to her Park City Newcomers Book Club yesterday morning. Almost all … Continue reading

March 21, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Three Top Nigeria Stories

Okey Ndibe, Nigerian author and political commentator Nigeria’s Most Deadly Virus No, it’s not a new disease! Okey Ndibe writes about healthcare in Nigeria today. He identifies corruption as the virus that is the cause of so many needless deaths, … Continue reading

November 29, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Thanksgiving in U.S., Bombing and Politics in Nigeria

We shared Thanksgiving with family at my daughter’s home, I delighted my daughter and her husband’s Aunt Marion with fried plantain for the day after. Critique of Nigerian politics from author Okey Ndibe, and bomb blast in Kano.

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