The secret names of plants in caribbean culture
: Saggi di Geografia
What is in a plant’s name for humanity? Renato Tomei implies that there is everything: belief systems, culture, history, identity, language, and above all, essence and meaning of life on earth and beyond. In this terse and taut prose, he brings together political north with south, and geographical west with east distinctly depicting beauty, cynicism, dreams, heroism, ideals, values and universality of humanity. The book is entertaining, informative and at the same time, enigmatic.Dr. Yonas Adeto Director Institute of Peace and Security StudiesAddis Ababa University
Renato Tomei holds two degrees from the University of Foreigners, Perugia. Both his degree dissertations investigated major African issues. His recent study on Peace and Translation is currently edited by Addis Ababa University (Institute of Peace and Security Studies). He is actively involved in the Rastafarian movement and musical scene as a performing artist and composer. At present, he is part of a research project (Department of Language Sciences) on AfroCaribbean contact languages and culture.