Fela: This Bitch of a Life
Fela: This Bitch of a Life was first published in 1982. The new version, published by Cassava Republic, includes remarkable never-before-seen content: a Preface by renowned Brazilian musician and statesman Gilberto Gil, a Prologue by Fela’s friend Lindsay Barrett, an introduction and a moving epilogue by Carlos Moore written specially for this edition. It also includes the two part magnificently illustrated Afa Ojo sections, which delve into the mystical aspects of Fela’s character. The cover and artwork for this new version were designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, the original designer of some of Fela’s most iconic album covers. The book is set to become a collector’s item and to take pride of place on bookshelves across the continent.
About The Writer
Dr Carlos Moore was born and raised in Cuba but banished for three decades from his native land as a result of his opposition to the racial policies of the Castro regime. He holds two PhDs in Human Sciences and Ethnology from the University of Paris-7, France. He is an honorary Research Fellow in the School for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica.