Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

July 24, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
1 Comment

Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride My friend and blog reader J. wrote with a question. Her daughter is getting married in Nigeria to a Nigerian man. J. was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria and married a Nigerian. But instead … Continue reading

January 31, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
Comments Off on Food, Drink, and Letting Go

Food, Drink, and Letting Go

Contours of Life This morning Rev. Dr. John Morehouse talked about “The Path of Least Resistance,” the final sermon on his month’s theme of resistance. He has asked us to demonstrate resistance when we confront injustice. But today he said there … Continue reading

January 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Fifty Pots of Wine

US Commerce Secretary in Nigeria Nigeria is struggling with the low price of oil and what that is doing to foreign exchange. These problems have happened before. The forming of Nigerwives, the organization I helped found in the late 1970’s, … Continue reading

June 10, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

The Dibia Part IV and Two Deaths in Nigeria

The Dibia Part IV In the last post I told you that Obi and I agreed with the Dibia on what we had to bring as an offering and we divided up the tasks. I had to get the chicken, the schnapps, … Continue reading

May 5, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Igbo Names and the Naming Ceremony Part II

I posted a challenge question eight days ago and it’s still waiting for an answer! You can read the post here. The question was about Igbo names and the words for God contained in our son’s names – Chinakueze and Chukwugekwu. … Continue reading