Gerald Moore (scholar)

Gerald Moore (Scholar)

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Gerald Moore (born 1924) is an independent scholar living in Udine, Italy. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has taught at many universities, including Sussex, Hong Kong, Makerere, Ife, Port Harcourt, Jos and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His last teaching post was at Trieste. He is primarily a scholar of contemporary African anglophone and francophone poetry. With Ulli Beier, he edited the influential Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry, a comprehensive anthology.

Major works

  • Seven African Writers. London: Oxford University Press, 1962.
  • Modern Poetry from Africa (ed. with Ulli Beier). Hammondsworth: Penguin, 1963. Revised as The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry, 4th ed., 1999.
  • The Chosen Tongue: English Writing in the Tropical World. Harlow: Longmans, 1969.
  • Wole Soyinka. London: Evans Brothers, 1971.
  • Twelve African Writers. London: Hutchinson, 1980.
As translator:
  • Beti, Mongo. The Poor Christ of Bomba. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland, 2005.
  • Beti, Mongo. Remember Ruben. Heinemann, London, 1980
  • Tchicaya, U Tam'si. Selected Poems. Heinemann, London, 1970
  • Lopes, Henri. The Laughing Cry. Readers International, London, 1987


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