Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 5, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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African History Revisited

African History Revisited in Paris Exhibit Africa in Words, a blog I follow, had a story about an exhibit in France that shows the depth of African history. It’s called “African Roads,” or “L’Afrique des routes.” The African history exhibit, … Continue reading

May 25, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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

October 9, 2016
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Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate 1986

Wole Soyinka On Friday evening Clem and I joined our friend Ruth Omabegho for an evening in New York. We enjoyed plantain, chicken, steak, sweet potato fries, and coconut flan at a lovely Cuban restaurant. Then we headed to NYU … Continue reading

August 16, 2015
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Giants in Death and in Literature

Another Giant Falls Julian Bond has died, I read this morning in my NYTimes alert. I’ve known his name for ages as a respected civil rights leader. I recall being at Episcopal Relief and Development fourteen years ago with Coleen, now … Continue reading