Cameroon-born U.S based don Wins Toyin Falola award
By Nanyongo Lyonga and Enjema Stone for Fako News Centre
Kehbuma Langmia, a Cameroonian-born professor and Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (SLMC) at Howard University, was on December 16, 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco, honoured with the prestigious 2017 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award. The award given by the Association of Global South Studies comes as a reward for his book titled Globalization and Cyberculture: An Afrocentric Prospective (2016) published by Palgrave Macmillan.
His book that was launched at the CHSOC spring 2017 "Night with the Authors" fought for the crown with over 50 books published this year. Dr Langmia’s book was singled out with outstanding depth, scope and impact. The book which stood out explores the effects of cyberculturalism in Africa and illustrates how new forms of communication instils old traditional forms of communications into Africa’s cyberculture among others.
Upon hearing the good news, one of his students he taught in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Buea while on sabbaticals in Cameroon in 2015, Stephen Moki said he was not surprised. He acknowledged that the don is very knowledgeable in research and has a listening ear. Mr Moki said Dr Langmia has the ability to engage students into critical thinking and motivating them to contribute to academic knowledge.
Dr Langmia is a graduate from the Mass Communication and Media Studies Program at Howard University in 2006, with extensive knowledge and expertise in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Social Media research.
He has written and published books, book chapters and research articles in prominent national and international journals. He has also given keynote speeches on information and communication technology and Social Media in prominent national and international universities