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.
“Fela is still a voice for Nigerians. He brought our struggles and social challenges to the fore. It’s vital for us to use his life and music as a reference point for social consciousness. Fela protects our identity and reminds those in power to respect our rights as young Africans.” Naeto C
"Fela Anikulapo Kuti was James Brown, Huey Newton, Rick James, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington and ODB all rolled up in one black African fist…”Mos Def