Saturday, December 14, 2019

Rahaman Ali's 6 best books

No one was closer to Muhammad Ali than Rahaman, his only sibling and best friend. The brothers lived together, trained together and shared pivotal experiences, from Ali's time in the Nation of Islam to the 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight against George Foreman. Rahman became Ali's best sparring partner and part of his inner circle, also acting as a personal bodyguard throughout his brother's career. Rahman retired from competing as a heavyweight himself in 1972, with a record of 14 wins, three losses and one draw. He is the author of My Brother, Muhammad Ali: The Definitive Biography.

One of Ali's six favorite books, as shared at the Daily Express:
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM by Nelson Mandela

I was able to resonate with a lot of what I read here.

This man stood up for his rights, just like Muhammad used his platform, and became vilified.

This book really is touching and reminded me of certain situations that Muhammad and I experienced.

Our own country needed a change for the better. It's a really touching book.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Long Walk to Freedom is on Adam Hochschild’s list of five books on Mandela and South Africa, Casey Lee's list of the five best books by Nelson Mandela, Don Mullan's top ten list of books on heroes, and Sammy Perlmutter's five best list of books from Nobel winners who didn't win their medal for literature.

--Marshal Zeringue