ak-tosu_web.jpgAuthor and educator Agbeko-Kwasi (A.K.) Aheto-Tosu will be featured at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to discuss his book, Proverbs from Alkebu-Lan: A Collection of Wisdom for Generations.

He will discuss the use of proverbs for teaching life lessons on the continent of Alkebu-Lan (Africa) and will explain the significance, meaning and impact of these teachings on establishing self-value and enhancing social relations.

Tosu calls himself “a conscious educator” who teaches concepts on human identity, culture and diversity, leadership development, and conflict management.

Originally from Ghana, he has also lived in Botswana, both African nations, and currently lives in the U.S.

Tosu is the founder of The Diversity Group, an organization for sharing knowledge on culture and diversity. By encouraging a consciousness of worth among people, he seeks to contribute to individual and group empowerment.

Tosu received a B.A. in managerial economics from Bethany College in Kansas and an M.A. in cross disciplinary studies from Nova Southeastern University, where he is conducting doctoral research in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Besides being an author and motivator, Tosu is also a former athlete.

In 2004, he competed in Ghana’s Olympic team trials. He holds several college records in the 100-meter and long jump events, along with two national honors as an All American Scholar Athlete.

His talk will be given from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center,  2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

For more information, call the center at 954-625-2810.

Photo: Agbeko-Kwasi (A.K.) Aheto-Tosu