Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

August 9, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Peace Corps Connect and Island Nations

Peace Corps Connections   Clem and I were in Denver Colorado for “Peace Corps Connect,” the annual 2-day gathering of returned Peace Corps volunteers and friends. The day before, Friday, Friends of Nigeria held its own meeting. Friends of Nigeria … Continue reading

September 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Igbo Marriage Rites Full of Tradition, Modified!

Chidi’s Igbo Marriage Igbo marriage rites were in full swing when my husband Clem went to Hemet, California, for the wedding of his nephew Chidi. Other African customs were in play too. Clem’s younger brother Godwin, Chidi’s dad, died a few years … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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UN Secretary General

Campaign for UN Secretary General Our presidential campaign sometimes seems like the only game in town now. But another is happening, only much quieter and mostly out-of-sight. That’s the campaign for the next Secretary General of the UN. Ban Ki-moon’s … Continue reading

June 6, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Peace Corps Connections

So Many Connections On Tuesday afternoon I presented a book talk to about 60 people at Paradise Valley Estates where my college classmate and friend Kimmie now lives. Kimmie had arranged dinner for Clem and me, her and her husband, … Continue reading