Bai T Moore

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Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
Liberia
Death Date
Jan 10, 1988 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
Liberia
Death Date
Jan 10, 1988 (71)

About

Liberian poet, novelist, and essayist who is remembered for his 1968 crime novella, Murder in the Cassava Patch. His other works include Ebony Dust (poems) and The Money Doubler (short fiction).

Before Fame

He studied agriculture at Virginia Union University in the United States before returning to his native country to work for the Liberian Civil Service.

Trivia

His literary works became a major part of the Liberian public school curriculum.

Family Life

He was raised in Monrovia, Liberia. His birth name was Bai Tamia Johnson Moore.

Associated With

He and William Butler Yeats both infused their literary works with elements of folklore.

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