Model: GT0996
ISBN: 1859842933
Publishers: VERSO BOOKS
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ISBN: 1859842933
Author: Marqusee, mike
Publisher: Verso books

In Redemption Song, Mike Marqusee takes the reader on an eye-opening excursion through the politics and culture of the 1960s, using the magisterial but often contradictory career of "the Greatest" as his guiding thread. His portrait of the boxer provides a springboard for an investigation of the themes of black representation, popular culture, the Black Atlantic, and the wool and warp of exuberant individualism and mass protest that came to typify the 1960s. Marqusee's story is populated by figures such as Paul Robeson and Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Kwame Nkrumah. It includes fresh examinations of Ali's friend, the singer Sam Cooke, who was a secret supporter of the Nation, and of Bob Dylan, whose retreat from protest to introspection provides an illuminating counterpoint to Ali's own journey. Marqusee also recreates in detail Ali's associations with Martin Luther King and above all with Malcolm X, a friendship that was torn apart by the paranoia and ruthlessness of Elijah Muhammad.