Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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The Sharps’ War

The Sharps’ War My friend Denise, more commonly called Denny, Davidoff wrote an excellent review of Ken Burns’ film Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. I read it online in UU World Weekly, the email from UU World. The magazine is sent … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
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UN has strengths and flaws

UN in Need? On the Sunday in the middle of the two weeks of the Commission on the Status of Women, I read an op-ed about the UN written by someone from Westport, CT where I live. Anthony Banbury, the author, … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
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May 20

Rescued from Boko Haram I am always both pleased and apprehensive to see “Nigeria” on the front page of The New York Times. Two days ago I found a sad, indeed horrific, story by Adam Nossiter which describes the girls and women rescued … Continue reading

October 16, 2014
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A Theft, A Threat, and Raising Awareness

Ebola is now in the U.S. and citizens react. Why didn’t we act earlier? We see too few children of color in children’s books – can we change that? A pumpkin thief gets caught at Linvilla Orchards.

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September 14, 2014
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New Yam Festival, Ebola, An Essay and a Book

Celebrating New Yam Igbo Ukwu is the Nigerian town where bronzes dating from the 9th century A.D. were discovered during excavations in the 20th century. It’s a few miles from my husband’s town. Igbo Ukwu’s celebration of the New Yam Festival … Continue reading

August 9, 2014
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Connecting Links

Connections – So Many! I’ve made many connections and reconnections in the last few days! I wish I could draw, and I’d make a diagram for you that shows all the links!  Most, but not quite all, involve Nigeria. The first also … Continue reading