Synopses & Reviews
In honor of Bob Marley's 75th birthday and the 40th anniversary of "Redemption Song," a powerful tribute that allows longtime fans, and budding activists looking for exemplary heroes in a time of political turmoil, to reflect on the beliefs of one of the most transformative political singer-songwriters of the 20th century.
Exploring the many definitions of redemption, from reclamation to forgiveness to the hope of reconciliation, this powerful tribute to Bob Marley's activist beliefs explores the fine line between seeking justice in the short term and remaining focused and optimistic about the future. Redemption offers a safe space to reflect on our current political moment nationally and globally without getting lost in an overwhelming sea of headlines--and reclaims an important figure whose powerful messages and legacy as a freedom fighter have been obscured over time.
Thoughtfully edited by his daughter, Cedella Marley, this collection will deliver the true Bob Marley to us at a time when we truly need him.
Filled with quotes from Bob Marley's speeches, interviews, and writings, this collection is sure to resonate with fans of his music and a new generation at a time when we need exemplary heroes.
Redemption has many meanings, but there is one definition that embodies the spirit of Bob Marley's beliefs and music: to reform, or to change for the better. Forty years after the release of his iconic "Redemption Song," his desire to make the world a better place through mental and spiritual emancipation--important first steps to physical emancipation for the larger community--remains powerful and vital to this day.
Using Marley's own words from interviews and his powerful song lyrics, his eldest daughter, Cedella Marley, creates a powerful narrative about the hard but rewarding path to redemption.