Synopses & Reviews
Bob Marley was one of the greatest musicians of our time. While much has been written about him, here is a unique, intimate, and honest portrayal written by his wife Rita, who talks about their struggles--both before and during his rise to fameas well as their dreams, fears, and ultimately, her husbands losing battle with cancer while at the height of his career. This stirringly honest, no-holds-barred account of life with Bob Marley reveals a different, deeper side of the beloved musician that will be sure to strike a chord with his legions of faithful fans.
"Rita does his legacy a great favor by humanizing him and his astounding musical gifts."--Rolling Stone
"Her writing carries a distinct patois and a directness that makes the book a breezy kind of read."--The Hamilton Spectator
In "No Woman No Cry," readers learn the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, as related by his wife, Rita. 16-page photo insert.
The story of Rita Marley's life as the girlfriend, wife, and eventual widow of Bob Marley, the legend of reggae music, whose distinctive sound has been part of the world's popular culture for more than three decades.
About the Author
Rita Marley performs with the reggae group I-Three and helps run the Bob Marley Foundation. Rita was married to Bob Marley in 1966, when she was nineteen and he was twenty-one, and she remained his wife until his death in 1981. The mother of Bob's children, she performs worldwide. She makes her home in Ghana, West Africa.
Hettie Jones is a poet and prose writer, author of numerous books, including How I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir of the Beats and of her former marriage to LeRoi Jones (now Amiri Baraka). She lives in New York City, where she teaches writing at New School University and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.