Global Safari: Checking In and Checking Out in Pursuit of World Wisdoms, the American Dream, and Cosmocitizenship

Global Safari is a memoir-travelogue, offering an account of the author’s intercontinental travel experiences from his local village to the more global “village”, from Africa to Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

This book is a story about courage, international friendship, hope, survival, procrastinated return and homecoming to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The book shows the process of achieving international competency and cosmocitizenship, or global citizenship, through a “world-ready” education, working, networking, and immersion into world cultures and languages. Its distinguishing features include its willingness to tell real-life stories, share lived travel-based experiences, and draw lessons for personal, professional, and community benefit. Its effective use of wonderful photographs will also provoke in the reader a desire to discover some of the cultural heritage sites and wonders of the world. In a nutshell, Global Safari is the account of the quest and conquest of a new self through transits, transitions, and translations.

Dr Zekeh S. Gbotokuma is a polyglot and a US citizen of Congolese descent. After twelve years of education and work in Europe, he is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and the founding President of Polyglots in Action for Diversity, Inc. He is the former Director of the Center for Global Studies at Morgan. His “extraordinary commitment to global learning and international understanding” made him the recipient of the prestigious Dr Sandye Jean McIntyre, II International Award 2008. His multilingual publications include OBAMÆNON (2011), Césaire, Césairologie et Humanisme Universel (2007), A Pan-African Encyclopedia (2003), and Dizionario Italiano-Lingala/Lingala-Italiano (1990).

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ISBN: 1-4438-7556-2

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-7556-1

Release Date: 9th June 2015

Pages: 715

Price: £73.99