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Dear Dad : "Where's the Family in Our Family Today?" (Paperback) (Ky-Mani Marley)

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"If it meant I had to sell all the drugs in America, then that's exactly what I was going to do."
Family ties are the ties that bind, but when unraveled, they can be the threads that nearly hang us to death. In fact, sometimes our most vehement enemies emerge from the same sources from which we yearn to receive so much love—our families.
Ky-Mani Marley knows this firsthand. As he says, 'Family politics can be a straight ******.' Although born the tenth child of Bob Marley, Ky-Mani grew up estranged from his internationally renown family—without the power, wealth, and influence they enjoyed. Ky-Mani says, ' ... when I would visit my siblings, it was like night and day.' He goes on, 'I'd be coming back home [from Kingston] from two weeks of helpers, cooks, gardeners, and a lawn man to bathing and cooking outside in our front yard [in Falmouth, Jamaica].'
Never fully included in the Marley Family, things only worsened after his father's untimely death. Ky-Mani was completely locked out of his iconic father's shelter. He was forced to survive the impoverished and predator-infested streets of one of Miami's most violent ghettoes, determined to stay alive any way he could. 'This is not the life I would have had to live if he were here—my dad,' Ky-Mani says.
This compelling narrative chronicles young Ky-Mani's gritty ascent out of the bullet-riddled life of street conflict and crack selling. An internationally known recording and performing artist, Ky-Mani shares his own story of personal redemption through his music, writing about his experiences, his struggles, and what he has survived to make it to the world stages he now commands as a Grammy-nominated musical artist and philanthropist.
THE STORY THE MARLEY FAMILY APPARENTLY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW
This memoir is the book the Marley Family tried to stop. By legal standards, they committed tortious interference as an attempt to stop it from going into print and to censor the author from telling his story. You now have in your hand that story in its uncensored form.
"'The harder the battle, the sweet of Jah victory." -- Bob Marley
In the near thirty years since the death of the world's greatest reggae-music icon, music lovers, truth seekers and new generation social-activists alike, have flocked to the musical catalog of Bob Marley like new believers on a pilgrimage for soul inspiration. Though Marley's iconic life was cut short before his time, his legacy lives on as vibrantly as it did when he walked among us. This is not only true because of his timeless music, but because of the musical genius of the extraordinary children he left behind.


KyMani Marley, world-renown recording and performing artist (and tenth child of Marley) has not only written and performed songs of redemption around the world like his famous father, but has lived and survived to tell us his own personally redemptive story in the face of abandonment.


Marley's new memoir entitled...Dear Dad: The Marley Son Who Persevered From The Streets To Prominence, is a compelling biographical exegesis of a son who was locked out of his iconic Father's shelter for the first half of his life and forced to survive the poverty and street-predators of Miami's violent ghetto. Estranged from his siblings and cut out of any financial benefit by Marley's widow and manager of the Marley Estate, this compellingly told narrative chronicles Young KyMani's gritty ascent from a bullet-riddled life to the world-stages he now commands as a grammy-nominated musical artist.
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
Sub-Genre: Rich + Famous, Personal Memoirs, History + Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hci
Author: Ky-Mani Marley
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2010
TCIN: 12197861
UPC: 9780972709996
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-9536
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