My Song
A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance


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My Song
A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance

by Harry Belafonte (Author)
Michael Shnayerson (With)



ISBN: 9780857865861


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Electrifying memoir by singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte

Written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a superstar singer and actor who was on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern memory. Along the way, he befriended some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, from Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando and Sidney Poitier to Martin Luther King, the Kennedys, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fidel Castro, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela. From his impoverished childhood in Harlem and Jamaica, through his meteoric rise as an international calypso star, provocative crossover into Hollywood where he broke down many racial barriers, passionate lifelong involvement in the civil rights movement and myriad other social causes, to his personal struggles and rich friendships, this is a remarkable, multifaceted and hugely inspirational story. "A man whose story should be told for generations to come" (Robert Redford)


ISBN 857865862
ISBN13 9780857865861
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 17/05/2012
Pages 480
Weight (grammes) 670.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 214
Width (mm) 135