Bukavu, the story of a young woman who travels to the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with displaced persons is based on the author’s real life drama. When Paka arrives in Bukavu with her father, she finds herself isolated from and rejected by the international community. Some members of this community cut her off with their racist comments and cold or superior behaviors. This draws Paka even closer to the Congolese people and their town, Bukavu. 

Bukavu is a story for everyone to cherish. Paka’s account shares her education of the actual life experience that the Congolese people offer to her. She, in turn, offers it back to the world as a brilliant eyewitness. Bukavu is the story of the struggle between East and West and how this heroic young woman seeks to understand the Western world, while holding onto the Eastern world inside of her.

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'A Model of Creativity in Organizations: John Holland's Theory of Vocational Choice (1973) at Multiple Levels of Analysis' in The Journal of Creative Behavior at link:

'A new model of pairing for innovation in management higher education: implications for the management field' in the International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy at link:


‘Acculturation strategy and innovation in higher education: a study of individuals and dyads’ in the International Journal of Innovation in Education at link:

'The Relations between Acculturation and Creativity and Innovation in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review' in Educational Research Review at link:

‘Sequentially rotating co-leadership and membership: a multi-level model of creativity and innovation for organisations’ in the International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy at link:


                                                                               MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

Participated in "Sharifah Hardie's Round Table Talk Show" on June 8, 2020 at link:  v=FDo8Kw2iV78&mc_cid=48b2aead19&mc_eid=91601d2d45       


"Rukhsi Sharif: 5 Steps That Each Of Us Can Take To Proactively Help Heal Our Country" Interview by Beau Henderson and Yitzi Weiner published on July 5, 2020 in Authority Magazine at link:

and in Thrive Global at link:

Quoted in "Faith has grown during the pandemic, but will it last?", July 10, 2020, Theravive article by Tina Arnoldi at link: 


Quoted in "Social Movements, Economic Inequality Spotlight Need for Policy Change", July 12, 2020, Women's Wear Daily (WWD) article by Arthur Zaczkiewicz at link:

Engaged in "Mark Halperin's Focus Group" S1E9, which was organized and produced by Audra Wilke, Paul Wilke, Mark Halperin and Brian Nadeau and which aired on Newsmax TV at 3:00 pm (EST) on July 18, 2020 and at 2:30 pm (EST) on July 19, 2020

Contributed to "Mark Halperin's Wide World of News Focus Group: New York Voters on Cuomo", organized and produced by Audra Wilke, Paul Wilke and Mark Halperin, on August 10, 2020 at link: