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
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.