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.