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Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

Catherine is the author of two books that reflect her love of her adopted country Nigeria. Her memoir Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad tells the remarkable journey of a Midwestern American who joined the new Peace Corps to teach in Nigeria for two years—and stayed for more than two decades. Her second book, Breaking Kola: An Inside View of African Customs, explores the traditions that tie Igbo people to their home, family and clan. Her intriguing stories about her family by marriage provides insight into understanding African society. She is a popular speaker on Nigeria’s history, cultures and customs. She blogs at catherineonyemelukwe.com about cross-cultural understanding and racial justice, with occasional notes about family and friends. Her books are available in print and electronic format on Amazon. Catherine holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Yale School of Management.