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Redemption Song

Redemption Song: review by Kofi Natambu

By Kofi Natambu, Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine, 20 March 2000 This is an extraordinary book. It is especially astonishing because just when I began to despair that any one text could possibly do justice to accurately documenting and analyzing the often badly misunderstood and largely misrepresented complexity of either Muhammad Ali, the African American civil… Read more

In the fight for black freedom

Review of Redemption Song by Nirmal Shekar, Frontline, August 1999 AS we approach the end of an eventful century – one that has, in many ways, transformed our basic presumptions about life and living – in every sphere of human activity there is bound to be a critical review of the last 100 years and… Read more

Another View of Ali – ‘Redemption Song’ Reviewed

By Playthell Benjamin, The Black World Today, 1999 It was hard to imagine that I could learn anything new about Muhammad Ali. After all, we are the same age and I have been an avid fan since he burst upon the sports scene like a breath of fresh air in the early sixties. In fact,… Read more