Bob Marley, My Son

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Taylor Trade Pub., 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
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This book traces the unique history of Bob Marley and his contribution to popular music from his mother's perspective, a singer on her own right. It begins with her shock at hearing about her son's illness and then goes on to recount his fight for survival together with his music, and tumultuous life.

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User Review  - pwagner2 - LibraryThing

Easy to read, but as others have commented, this book is more the author's biography rather than that of Bob Marley. The writing is poor as she goes back and forth over events, they don't flow from one thing to the next. Read full review

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User Review  - BALE - LibraryThing

Bob (Nesta) Marley’s mother, Cedella Marley Booker, attempts to tell the story of her son’s life by setting it mainly in the context of her own. The consequence, it is more a portrayal of Ms. Booker ... Read full review


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Cedella Marley-Booker, mother of the famous Raastafarian Reggae musician is an established performer and composer in her own right. Born in 1926 in the rural Jamaican parish of St Ann, Mother Booker recorded her first Album, Redemption Songs in 1975, which was re-released in the United States in 1990. Anthony C. Winkler is a Jamaican novelist. The second of his three novels, The Lunatic, was made into a movie by Island films in 1991. His latest work is an autobiographical analysis of post-colonial Jamaican society, Going Home to Teach (1995).

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