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Bernard's Restaurant In Ridgefield Welcomes Westport Author

Westport’s Catherine Onyemelukwe gives a talk at Bernard's restaurant in Ridgefield.
Westport’s Catherine Onyemelukwe gives a talk at Bernard's restaurant in Ridgefield. Photo Credit: Catherine Onyemelukwe

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Bernard’s Restaurant announced the newest addition to their Author Luncheon Series -- Westport’s Catherine Onyemelukwe.

Onyemelukwe is the author of "Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad."

The luncheon featuring Onyemelukwe takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at Bernard’s, 20 West Lane.

The prix fixe lunch is $30 per person, plus beverages, tax and 20 percent gratuity. Reservations are encouraged, though walk-ins are welcome.

Onyemelukwe, who recently penned her memoir, Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad (Peace Corps Writers/2014), will share her story of living in Africa as an American for 24 years.

“Nigeria is my adopted country . I feel a great affinity for both the people and culture," Onyemelukwe said. "Even today, it’s an integral part of my life. An ‘honorary’ Nigerian, I welcome the opportunity to share my stories."

Now living in Westport with her husband of 50 years, Onyemelukwe is still active with Peace Corps alumni groups and visits Nigeria on a regular basis, as two of her children reside there.

She is also fluent in Igbo, her husband’s native tongue, and one of the three major languages in Nigeria.

The author’s appearance at Bernard’s will include a brief discussion and reading, followed by a Q & A and book signing.

To secure a spot for the event, e-mail sarah@bernardsridgefield.com or call the restaurant at 203- 438-8282.

For additional details, visit www.bernardsridgefield.com.


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