Make Believe: A True Story

Athill, Diana

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Diana Athill’s fascinating analysis of her relationshup with Black Power activist Hakim Jamal whose book, From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me, she edited in the 1960s. Against all odds, they became friends, sometimes lovers.

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In Make Believe, Diana Athill, acclaimed author of Instead of a Letter and Stet, remembers her turbulent friendship with Hakim Jamal, a young black convert to the teachings of Malcolm X, whom she met in London in the late 1960s.Despite a desperately troubled youth, he became an eloquent spokesman for the black underclass, was Jean Seberg’s lover and published a book about Malcolm X, before descending into a mania that had him believing he was God. A witness to his struggles, Diana Athill writes with her characteristic honesty about her entanglement with Jamal, Jamal’s relationship with the daughter of a British MP, Gail Benson, and Jamal’s, and separately Gail’s, eventual murders.

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Weight 114 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 11 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

135

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

973.04960730092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K