Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

December 11, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Three Writers: An Award, A Farmer, A Justice-Seeker

Barnes & Noble Writers Award The bookseller Barnes & Noble has their name attached to a prestigious writers’ award given annually to authors. I had never heard of it; had you? Adichie was one of three writers given the award … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Fulani Herders Face Igbo Women

Fulani Herders I read this intriguing article about how a group of Igbo women confronted Fulani herders whose cows were destroying their crops. They put their heads together and came up with a novel solution. What did they do? A clue … Continue reading

July 31, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Barack in Africa, Catherine in Maine

Obama at the African Union Professor Vinnie Ferraro in his blog on Tuesday included the link to the video of U.S. President Obama, the first American President to address the meeting of the African Union. “The meeting was in Ethiopia and Obama … Continue reading

July 11, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

My Father’s Birthday

No Victor, No Vanquished Former Head of State in Nigeria General Dr. Yakubu Gown was the speaker at the 6th Convocation ceremony in March 2015, of the Chukwumeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) in Anambra. He titled his speech, “No Victor, No … Continue reading

July 7, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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UN Women My first task as a board member of the US National Committee for UN Women was assigned by our new board president, Lalita Janke. At our board meeting last Sunday morning in Long Beach, Lalita asked each of … Continue reading