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My Song: Harry Belafonte - Hardcover

A rousing story of the century:
Harry Belafonte's autobiography singer, actor, political activist. Harry Belafonte's life seems like a fairy tale and reads like a novel: coming from poor backgrounds, he became one of the most famous and popular entertainers of our time. A man who has been using the power that gives him his popularity for decades to fight for a fairer society.

He knew them all: Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro. The life story of Harry Belafonte is a story of the century. In a wonderfully lively way, he tells of his childhood in 1930s Harlem, where crooks set the tone, from childhood to Jamaican banana plan, by his colleagues in the acting class of the German exile Erwin Piscator – Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau and Tony Curtis – all as unknown as Belafonte at that time, from the beginnings of the civil rights movement, his friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., and how it came about to be in 1960 campaign advertising for John F. Kennedy. To this day, Harry Belafonte, UNICEF ambassador for years, has lost none of his passion for the political struggle: he accuses Barack Obama of not showing enough heart for the poor, and, especially with this book, seeks dialogue with politically active young people around the world. An inspiring autobiography, a book that vibrates with energy and joie de vivre like the songs of Harry Belafonte.

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