Emmanuel Kane (nom de plume) wrote his first poem at age 11. Excited in the way his friends were swimming while others enhtusuastically cheered them on, something came upon him to express his thoughts and feelings. He left it on his desk and focused on solving a math problem. His teacher stopped to check his work and read it, showed it to the school principal. Next thing Emmanuel knew, the poem had been published in the school newspaper. Several decades later, Emmanuel has authored five books of poetry, five novels and essays on cultural exchange and peacebuliding. When he’s not working on a book manuscript, watching soccer, speaking to local organizations about the lives of the poor, Emmanuel is traveling abroad and preparing strategies to help state agencies communicate better with the idinegenous people. Growing Flames, Fury and Lavender is his latest volume available at Amazon, https://www.barnesandnoble.com .
A member of some 12 international professional associations and serves on the Editorial Board of five peer-reviewed journals he has been published by Roman & Littlefield, Lynne Reiner, Routledge, Sage, Greenwood Press, University presses
Emmanuel is a member of the Charlotte Writers Network, North Carolina Writers Association, National Communication Association and many others. Currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism and Senior Independent Communication Consultant who has worked for various international development organizations including United Nations agencies, he serves on the editorial boards of eight peer-reviewed journals in communication.
He has taught at George Washington, St. Thomas, Morgan State, Jackson State University, and other institutions of higher education. Before serving at the United Nations as communication and advocacy consultant, he was Director of International Programs and Head of the Department of Language, Literature & Communication at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, until 2006.
He has held senior positions in some regional, national, and international organizations. With 35-years’ experience in publishing. He has also received critical acclaim for his writings and awards in journalism and the social sciences from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Family Christian Association of America, among others, for his contribution to the social sciences and cited by a Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks, and leading African-American Social Scientists Molefi Kete Asante and Blyden Jackson.
Academic credits include Departmental Teacher of the Year and Distinguished Professorial Award. He is listed among Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers © and on the Rosters of the United Nations Consultants, UNESCO, Development Experts and other Rosters of Communication Consultants sponsored by United Nations agencies.
Emmanuel has been a guest on West Africa Democracy Radio and other radio and cable television stations in the US, Europe and Africa where he spoke about the preservation of local cultures in the wake of globalization. After his article on intellectual disparities between African and Afro-American professors appeared in Black Issues in Higher Education, he has received invitations from various non-profit organizations to discuss African and African American relations. He is the author of 14 books and numerous articles in specialized peer-reviewed academic journals, magazines, and e-publications in Mandarin, French, Spanish, Afrikaans, and German. He has authored numerous journalistic and scholarly articles. Growing Flames, Fury, and Lavenders about war and the distressed American soldier is being published by P.R.A. Publishing. Other recent titles include Healthcare management and development challenges in developing countries (Lexington Books); bi-racial novel Leap in the Dark, and Bo Aku, Undisputed King of the Forest, West African tales and myths; Citizenship, Democracies, and Media Engagement among Emerging Economies and Marginalized Communities to be published by Palgrave MacMillan, published under his official name.
Emmanuel reads his poems in schools, libraries, clubs, etc. across the country. He likes to raise awareness regarding the ongoing worldwide discussion and debate on the important and imperative topics of globalization and multiculturalism and their impact on society.