Carlos Moore (writer)

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Carlos Moore
Born Charles Moore Wedderburn
(1942-11-04)4 November 1942
Camaguey, Cuba
Occupation Writer, social scientist, activist

Carlos Moore (born Charles Moore Wedderburn in Cuba, November 4, 1942) is a writer, and social scientist[1] dedicated to African and Afroamerican history and culture.[2]

Moore is widely recognized for his outspoken rhetoric against racism[3] and defending pan-Africanism and for writing the authorized biography of the Nigerian singer, saxophonist and activist Fela Kuti, Fela, Fela: This Bitch of a Life,[4] which inspired the stage musical Fela![5]

Biography[edit]

He was born Charles Moore Wedderburn in Camaguey, Cuba, of Jamaican parents.[6] In recent years he has been living in Brazil with his family, taking the opportunity to write and learn more about Latin American and Brazilian culture.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Pichón: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba, Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2008.[8]
  • African Presence in the Americas, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1995;[9]
  • Castro, the Blacks, and Africa, Los Angeles: CAAS/UCLA, 1989.[10]
  • Were Marx and Engels Racists? – The prolet-Aryan outlook of Marx and Engels, Chicago: IPE, 1972.[11]

Fela Kuti biography – editions and translations[edit]

  • Fela, Fela: This Bitch of a Life, London: Allison & Busby, 1982.[4]
  • Fela, Fela: Cette Putain de Vie, Paris: Karthala, 1982.[12]
  • Fela: This Bitch of a Life, Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2009.[13]
  • Fela Kuti: This Bitch of a Life, Berlin: Haffmans & Tolkemitt, 2011.[14]
  • Fela, Esta vida Puta, Belo Horizonte: Nandyala Editora, 2011.[15]
  • Fela, Questa bastarda di una vita, Arcana, 2012.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doctorates from the University of Paris 7
  2. ^ "Carlos Moore: Roots Archived 17 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine.", Official website – Dr. Carlos Moore, Accessed 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ Marlie Hall, "The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral", The Grio, 14 May 2010.
  4. ^ a b Fela, Fela: This Bitch of a Life. First English edition, London, 1982. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ Aimee Shalan, "Fela: This Bitch of a Life by Carlos Moore – review", The Guardian, 4 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Featured Authors: Carlos Moore", Sacramento Black Book Fair.
  7. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Accessed 4 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Pichón: A Memoir – Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba". Accessed 4 February 2013.
  9. ^ African Presence in the Americas. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ Castro, the Blacks, and Africa, Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California, 1988. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  11. ^ Were Marx and Engels Racists? Institute of Positive Education, 1972. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  12. ^ Fela, Fela: Cette Putain de Vie, French translation. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  13. ^ Fela: This Bitch of a Life, English reprint, 2009, with a foreword by Gilberto Gil. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  14. ^ Fela Kuti: This Bitch of a Life, German translation. Available in Barnes & Noble, Accessed 4 February 2013.
  15. ^ Fela, Esta vida Puta, Portuguese translation, Livraria Cultura. Accessed 4 February 2013.
  16. ^ Fela, Questa bastarda di una vita, Italian translation. Accessed 4 February 2013.

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