Carlos Moore

Carlos Moore is a Cuban writer, ethnologist and social scientist with two doctorates from the University of Paris-7. Fluent in five languages, he has authored seven books, of which the internationally acclaimed Fela. This Bitch of a Life, the authorized biography of Africa’s musical icon Fela Kuti, a work which inspired the award-winning Broadway stage musical, Fela!

A professor of international relations, he was Senior Lecturer of international relations at the University of the West Indies (UWI), in Trinidad & Tobago, Visiting Professor at Florida International University (FIU), in Miami FL, and Guest Scholar at the Universidade do Estado de Bahia (UNEB), in Salvador, Brazil. He maintains an affiliation with The University of the West Indies (UWI) as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School for Graduate Studies and Research, Kingston, Jamaica.

Besides Cuba, Moore lived and/or studied in France, the United States, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Brazil. His life-long research on the dynamics of race, took him to India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and Fidji on field research trips.

During a long stretch of life in exile around the world, Moore befriended and worked with some of the foremost figures of the modern era (Malcom X, Maya Angelou, Aimé Césaire, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Robert Williams, Fela Kuti, Cheikh Anta Diop, Miriam Makeba, Kwame Touré (formerly Stokely Carmichael), Rex Nettleford, Harold Cruse, Alioune Diop…).

While living in Guadeloupe, he married his second wife, Ayeola, a dancer and painter, in 1992. Both live together in the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, since 2000.

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