Padre Miguel: A Memoir of My Experience in Bolivia Amidst Postcolonial Transformation of Church and State, by Michael J. Gillgannon February 18, 2018 No Comments

I (Kathryn Toure) had the honor and pleasure of working with Father Gillgannon on his book. Please read it and review it on Amazon and share as is appropriate. “Padre Miguel” shares wonderful stories about his work alongside the people of Bolivia and about his encounters with teachers, artists, theologians, and others. He recounts his [...]

Reflecting on Empower Missouri and a Life of Service: Conversations with Mary Kay McPhee December 25, 2017 No Comments

Mary Kay McPhee of Kansas City accepted, at the age of 90, the invitation of Empower Missouri to be interviewed about her life of service. She embodies the Empower Missouri slogan of advocating for justice and empowering change. In her ethical will and the conversations documented here, she shares her life, values, and hopes.

Ugandan creative writer who found her calling through history December 4, 2017 No Comments

Doreen Baingana advises young people who want to venture into creative writing to ‘read, read, read. Write for yourself. Let yourself fail. Start again’

Do You Know this Missouri History? November 18, 2017 No Comments

I was honored to work with students, teachers, school administrators and community members to deepen understanding of history and culture. Hope you are inspired and learn something insightful and useful in browsing through “Do You Know this Missouri History?” by Liberty North High School juniors of Black Students United. So proud of our students!

Desire for knowledge – Langaa and publishing in Africa September 24, 2017 No Comments

by Francis B Nyamnjoh and Kathryn Toure for University World News: Can enhanced circulation of African worldviews help shape the evolution of humanity? This is our vision at Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group which, along with other African publishers, stirs the imagination and contributes to cultural development and renaissance. Langaa books expose the conviviality, complexities, vitalities and [...]

Excellent paper, in open access journal, on development forces/directions in the Democratic Republic of Congo April 23, 2017 No Comments

This type of territorial structure significantly influences the way the country functions, on a domestic level and also in terms of international relations, both African and non-African.

Publishing Stories of Resiliency and Resistance: Examples of Langaa in Cameroon April 13, 2017 1 Comment

The regular monthly meeting of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group is scheduled for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The scheduled guest speaker is Dr. Kathryn Toure, who will discuss her work with Langaa Research and Publishing of Cameroon, Africa.

Behold the Dreamers March 24, 2017 No Comments

They had crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge and were more than halfway back from Washington, D.C., cruising through New Jersey with turnpike signs appearing every few miles. “Tell me about Limbe,” Clark said. “I want to hear about this place where you grew up.” Jende smiled. “Oh, sir,” he said, his voice rising with nostalgia, [...]

Immigrants We Get the Job Done February 2, 2017 No Comments

At a recent Women’s March in Kansas City, at Washington Square Park, I saw a woman holding a sign saying “Immigrants We Get the Job Done.” I have found this to be true, especially ever since I graduated from the University of Kansas in political science and started my professional life working in refugee resettlement [...]

Nous sommes des indigènes de cette planète; nous venons tous de la même Terre… January 30, 2017 No Comments

Ce début de l’année 2017, je pense à notre planète et à veiller sur elle pour que nos petits-enfants et leurs petits-enfants puissent y vivent et jouir de ses beautés et de siècles de créativité et d’ingéniosité humaines.