Donato Fhunsu is like a cat. After previous incarnations in the DRC and Venezuela, he manifested, like Dorothy, in Kansas, where he developed a love for Jayhawk basketball and received a B.A. in French and Spanish and a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Kansas. After obtaining an M.A. in Translation (French, Spanish, and English) at the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Kent State University, he taught at the University of Dayton and at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2005, he moved to North Carolina to pursue his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. His research interests include the literatures of Africa and the African Diaspora (written in English, Spanish, and French); spirituality, religion, and literature; language acquisition and pedagogy; Bantu languages and cultures; translation studies and practice, and creative writing.