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Shelia P. Moses
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Nationality American
Alma mater Shaw University
Genre non-fiction
Notable awards Coretta Scott King Award

Shelia P. Moses, is an African-American writer whose subjects include comedian Dick Gregory and The Legend of Buddy Bush. In 2004, she was nominated for the National Book Award and named the Coretta Scott King Honoree for "The Legend of Buddy Bush" In 2009, her novel "Joseph" was nominated for the NAACP Image Award.


Moses was born in the small, rural, northeastern North Carolina town of Rich Square. She grew up ninth in a family of ten children; she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Shaw University.

  • Callus on My Soul: a memoir, by Dick Gregory with Shelia P. Moses, 2000,
  • Sallie Gal and the Wall-a-kee man, 2007,
(Coretta Scott King Award honor book)
  • I, Dred Scott, 2005,
  • The Baptism, 2007,
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