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About Zekeh S. Gbotokuma
DR. ZEKEH S. GBOTOKUMA is a globetrotter, polyglot (Ngbaka, Lingala, French, English, Italian, and German) and a US citizen of Congolese descent who refers to himself as a cosmocitizen. He earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from Gregorian University, a post-doctoral Diploma in International Studies from the Italian Society for International Organization, a BA in Theology from Pontifical Urban University, all in Rome, Italy. He also holds several Certificates (English as Foreign Language from St. Luke’s Priory, Wincanton, UK; Certificate in French, Advanced Level, from the Institut d'Etudes Françaises de Touraine, Tours, France; Certificate in Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as Foreign Language), from Goethe Institute Boppard, Germany; and a Certificate in African Studies from Yale University’s PIER-African Studies Intensive Summer Institute on “The Teaching of Africa.” After twelve years of education and work in Europe, he is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), and the founding President of Polyglots in Action for Diversity, Inc. (PAD). He is the former Director of the Center for Global Studies at MSU. His “extraordinary commitment to global learning and international understanding” made him the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Sandye Jean McIntyre, II International Award 2008. He is also one of Afrimpact Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Awards 2017 recipients. He is the author of numerous multilingual publications (articles and books), including, among others, DEMOCRACY AND DEMOGRAPHICS IN THE USA: The Squad's Roadmap to Transform the Blue Wave Into a Blue Tsunami in the 2020 Elections (Amazon Kindle 2020); A Polyglot Pocket Dictionary of Lingala, English, French, and Italian (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016); Global Safari: Checking In and Checking Out in Pursuit of World Wisdoms, the American Dream, and Cosmocitizenship, and A Pan-African Encyclopedia (Edwin Mellen Press, 2003).
RE-ELECTING PRESIDENT OBAMA is a memorandum to my fellow naturalized Americans and first-time voters as well as Independents, Undecided Voters, and diversity-loving Americans to reject 'birtherism', re-elect President Barack Obama and move the USA and the world forward.
Csaire, Csairologie et Humanisme Universel (en franais)
By Zekeh S. Gbotokuma, Editor/Translator
This two-part, twelve chapter, and bilingual work (English-French) is the Gospel of Negritude according to the world renowned poet and politician Aim Csaire of Martinique. The work is also a vivid account of the busy life and works of Csaire according to himself as well as through the eyes and voices of numerous scholars, Cesairologists, politicians, and friends from the global village. In June 2003, these celebrities gathered in Fort-de-France to celebrate Csaires 90th birthday. They were signatories of one message, that is, Negritude is a universal humanism and Csaire, is a pan-Africanist, human rights activist, multiculturalist, and A Thought for the 21st Century and for the global age.
Rsum en franais
La prsente oeuvre est bilingue franais-anglais et consiste en deux parties contenant douze chapitres. Elle est lEvangile de la Ngritude selon Aim Csaire, pote et politicien martiniquais de renomme mondiale. Cette oeuvre est aussi lhistoire de la vie et loeuvrage de Csaire par lui-mme et selon de nombreux chercheurs, csairologistes, politiciens et compagnons du monde entier. Ces clbres hommes et femmes staient runis, en juin 2003 Fort-de-France pour clbrer le 90me anniversaire de naissance de Csaire. Ils taient tous signataires dun seul message, savoir: la Ngritude est un humanisme universel et Csaire est un vritable panafricaniste, activiste pour les droits de lhomme, multiculturaliste et Une Pense pour le XXme Sicle et pour lre de la mondialisation.
Csaire is a man of deep-rootedness and the prototype of dignity.
(C. LAPOUSSINIRE, CCER President)
Csaires work is a good for the whole humankind.
(French President Jacques CHIRAC)
"His[Dr. Gbotokumas]studies of universal humananism in the works of Cesaire are among the most thorough and comprehensive I have seen." (Prof. Henry L. Gates, Harvard University)
Csaire continues to be an awe-inspiring figure
(Henry L. Gates, Harvard University)
Negritude prefigures a true universal civilization. (Senator Claude LISE of Martinique)