Bayyinah Bello, is a Haitian historian, teacher, writer, activist and humanitarian worker. Educated in Haiti, France and the United States, her anthropological research took her to all West African countries as well as many East, North and Central African cities. Her professional career began in 1969 in the United States. She wrote her first children’s story in 1970 at the birth of her first-born son. She spent time in Nigeria, where she uncovered her passion for history in Arabic language, and this in time allowed her to explore other literary and historical visions. Back in the United States she worked as a publicist, teaching French in the evening. She returned to Haiti where she taught history at the State University of Haiti and founded a primary and secondary bilingual school aiming to aid young Haitians returning home to adapt and integrate the Haitian society. She is also a founding member and International Responsible at Fondation Marie Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur Dessalines (Fondasyon Felicite) and is dedicated to humanitarian, social and educational work. Bello is the author of Jean-Jacques Dessalines: 21 PWENKONNEN Sou Lavi Li and Sheroes of the Haitian Revolution.