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Muhammad Ali

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The story of boxing icon Muhammad AliAn original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who metamorphosed from Cassius Clay to become a three time heavyweight boxing legend activist and provocateur Muhammad Ali Not only a titan in the. Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr; January 17 1942 – June 3 2016 was an American professional boxer activist and philanthropist He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century From early in his career Ali was known as an inspiring controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside of the ring Boxing was nothing It wasn't important at all Boxing was just meant as a way to introduce me to the world He was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old At age 18 he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome then turned professional later that year before converting to Islam after 1961 At age 22 in 1964 he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in a major upset He then changed his name from Cassius Clay which he called his slave name to Muhammad Ali He set an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the Civil Rights MovementIn 1966 two years after winning the heavyweight title Ali further antagonized the white establishment by refusing to be drafted into the US military citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War He was eventually arrested found guilty of draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing titles He successfully appealed the decision to the US Supreme Court which overturned his conviction in 1971 by which time he had not fought for nearly four years and thereby lost a period of peak performance as an athlete Ali's actions as a conscientious objector to the war made him an icon for the larger counterculture generationAt a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking Ali thrived in and indeed craved the spotlight where he was often provocative and outlandish He was known for trash talking and often freestyled with rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry both for his trash talking in boxing and as political poetry for his activism anticipating elements of rap and hip hop music As a Muslim Ali was initially affiliated with Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam NOI and advocated their black separatist ideology He later disavowed the NOI adhering to Sunni Islam practicing Sufism and supporting racial integration like his former mentor Malcolm XAfter retiring from boxing in 1981 at age 39 Ali focused on religion and charity In 1984 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome which some reports attribute to boxing related injuries though both Ali and his physician disputed the claim As his condition worsened Ali made limited public appearances and was cared for by his family until his death on June 3 2016 in Scottsdale ArizonaThis graphic novel is everything I could have hoped for and Told with love and care Sybille Titeux and Amazing Améziane captured Ali's work and accomplishments in vivid colours and appreciative tones The second person narration worked wonders for this story and made me feel so much closer to Ali his feelings amidst great turmoil and the hard decisions he had to made during his lifetime many of which he later regretted like turning from his friend Malcolm I'm the greatest thing that ever lived I'm so great I don't have a mark on my face I shook up the world You sure did champ rest in power 3 Baker Roll 1924 celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who metamorphosed from Cassius Clay to become a three time heavyweight boxing legend activist and provocateur Muhammad Ali Not only a titan in the. 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R battle with Parkinson’s disease Witness what made Ali different what made him cool what made him the Greatest The critically acclaimed French graphic novel now available for the first time in English Focuses on key figures in the Civil Rights movement. What a beautifully written biography about Muhammad Ali It goes from his childhood until his death and each page is wonderfully illustratedThe only slight issue was with the font being so small There were some pages where I was suinting to read the blurb of words

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World of sports but in the world itself he dared to be different and to challenge and defy through his refusal to be drafted to fight in Vietnam his rejection of his “slave” name and ultimately his final fight with his body itself through a thirty yea. There were uite a few things I liked about this comics First I liked the idea of telling Ali's life in parallel with some of the historical events that occurred during his life particularly the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War Second the boxing matches are depicted in a round by round format so it was easy to understand the flow of the fights that were featured Finally I liked the art The artist was able to capture Ali's expressiveness through the artThere one thing that is off that may be due to this being a translated work This story is told in second person so it's as if a disembodied voice is telling Ali his own story Perhaps that is a narrative device that works better in the original language but in English it's awkward Also this comic relies heavily on narration boxes so it's drier than if the story were told in the characters own voices


10 thoughts on “Muhammad Ali

  1. says:

    I picked this up at the library because I thought it appeared to be a YA graphic novel about Ali though it was shelved in the adult section Of course there are hundreds of biographies and documentaries I thought it was a good introduction to his life and work focused not so much on his sports legend as his contributions to civil rights and social justice work He was funny entertaining and one of the best boxers ever and he was politically insightful and resistant to things he found wrong about mercian culture even when it negatively impacted his bank account and reputation among some white people; he never lost his status with people of color Hs tans toward being drafted to fight in Vietnam his rejection of his “slave” name Cassius Clay and adoption of a Muslim name his friendship with Muhammed X his battle with Parkinson’s disease The strength of this small book is the political emphasis it gives Ali's story On the other hand the text is dense and tiny and the art is rather dark so that aspect of it is less inviting 35 I'd say but I never get tired of reading about him and this is could be a good introduction for YA and adults


  2. says:

    Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr; January 17 1942 – June 3 2016 was an American professional boxer activist and philanthropist He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century From early in his career Ali was known as an inspiring controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside of the ring Boxing was nothing It wasn't important at all Boxing was just meant as a way to introduce me to the world He was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old At age 18 he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome then turned professional later that year before converting to Islam after 1961 At age 22 in 1964 he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in a major upset He then changed his name from Cassius Clay which he called his slave name to Muhammad Ali He set an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the Civil Rights MovementIn 1966 two years after winning the heavyweight title Ali further antagonized the white establishment by refusing to be drafted into the US military citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War He was eventually arrested found guilty of draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing titles He successfully appealed the decision to the US Supreme Court which overturned his conviction in 1971 by which time he had not fought for nearly four years and thereby lost a period of peak performance as an athlete Ali's actions as a conscientious objector to the war made him an icon for the larger counterculture generationAt a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking Ali thrived in and indeed craved the spotlight where he was often provocative and outlandish He was known for trash talking and often freestyled with rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry both for his trash talking in boxing and as political poetry for his activism anticipating elements of rap and hip hop music As a Muslim Ali was initially affiliated with Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam NOI and advocated their black separatist ideology He later disavowed the NOI adhering to Sunni Islam practicing Sufism and supporting racial integration like his former mentor Malcolm XAfter retiring from boxing in 1981 at age 39 Ali focused on religion and charity In 1984 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome which some reports attribute to boxing related injuries though both Ali and his physician disputed the claim As his condition worsened Ali made limited public appearances and was cared for by his family until his death on June 3 2016 in Scottsdale ArizonaThis graphic novel is everything I could have hoped for and Told with love and care Sybille Titeux and Amazing Améziane captured Ali's work and accomplishments in vivid colours and appreciative tones The second person narration worked wonders for this story and made me feel so much closer to Ali his feelings amidst great turmoil and the hard decisions he had to made during his lifetime many of which he later regretted like turning from his friend Malcolm I'm the greatest thing that ever lived I'm so great I don't have a mark on my face I shook up the world You sure did champ rest in power 3


  3. says:

    The second person storytelling was so effective Boxing was nothing It wasn't important at all Boxing was just meant as a way to introduce me to the world


  4. says:

    There were uite a few things I liked about this comics First I liked the idea of telling Ali's life in parallel with some of the historical events that occurred during his life particularly the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War Second the boxing matches are depicted in a round by round format so it was easy to understand the flow of the fights that were featured Finally I liked the art The artist was able to capture Ali's expressiveness through the artThere one thing that is off that may be due to this being a translated work This story is told in second person so it's as if a disembodied voice is telling Ali his own story Perhaps that is a narrative device that works better in the original language but in English it's awkward Also this comic relies heavily on narration boxes so it's drier than if the story were told in the characters own voices


  5. says:

    There are a lot of things about this I really like and a lot that I really don't like I'm ambivalent about the second person address love the gravity and weight of the approach and can't stand how imprecise it is regarding dates and specifics The coverage of the individual fights is fantastic; the coverage of the fight timelines and Ali's smaller bouts is awful I want which is a good sign in certain respects but obviously not ideal


  6. says:

    A real work of art and the writing is top notch as well Every page is a standalone painting I grew up watching Ali fight and remembered so many of the moments depicted here This is a real accomplishment


  7. says:

    What a beautifully written biography about Muhammad Ali It goes from his childhood until his death and each page is wonderfully illustratedThe only slight issue was with the font being so small There were some pages where I was suinting to read the blurb of words


  8. says:

    A good graphic biographyI'm not into how much it used the second person but it was overall very sleekly written and illustrated


  9. says:

    This book is a masterpiece The art is so perfect it is almost hard to see how perfect it is Told in second person perspective the writer brilliantly puts us the readers in Ali's shoes which is to say that as we are told our Ali's story we are given a true perspective on the ugly racism that he experienced every day of his life And that is only one of the obvious indicators of how brilliant the writing is With subtlety and grace Titeux leads us from apathy to sympathy and into empathyBecause the story we have always heard of this man has always been a distorted one For speaking out against the racist injustices and ineualities of his country Ali was vilified and demonized Yet His spirit triumphed and he still remains a hero and an inspiration to many and they cannot take that away


  10. says:

    I absolutely loved this I love the fact that the author gave a political context to his life and didn't just include why he was a great athlete I think it was also fair in that it also pointed out where Ali was cruel or turned his back on certain people Even though this whole book read as a love letter to Ali it wasn't afraid to acknowledge his shortcomings This book was so great and I highly recommend it to everyone This is a book I'm 100% gonna pick up a physical copy of


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