Bayyinah Bello

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Born on Thursday, March 25th, 1948, Bayyinah is the eldest of seven sisters, the mother of three sons: Hashim-Thawab, Siddiq Theo-dile, Yahya Akil and a daughter: Ameerah Anakaona. She is a grandmother of nine: five girls and four boys and great-grandma of four. Bayyinah Bello’s professional career began in 1969, in the United States of America. She discovered the joys of writing in 1970, with the birth of her first-born for whom she wrote her first children’s stories. In Nigeria, she uncovered her passion for history and the Arabic language, which allowed her to explore other literary and historical perceptions. Back in the USA, she worked as a publicist at the Museum of
Natural History. In Ayiti, taught at the State University and founded a primary and secondary bilingual school, Citadelle International School. In Togo, she taught English and Arabic in different financial institutions.
Today, her energies are concentrated in building the “Marie Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur Dessalines Foundation also called FONDASYON FELICITEE (FF) for historical research and identity, whose ultimate goal is to establish an “Ayitian” educational system aiming to build a conscientious Ayitian, aware of her/his strength, because they know their cultural vision, work with tools of their own, confident in their abilities to bring about better conditions of living for all.