Author(s): Hana Yasmeen Ali
At Home with Muhammad Aliis an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of a legend, a man admired and respected as the greatest sporting icon of our age, written by Ali's daughter Hana.
As Muhammad Ali approached the end of his astonishing boxing career, he strove to embrace a new purpose and role in life beyond the ring. It was a role that would see him take centre stage as an ambassador for peace and friendship, whilst at the same time attempting to find balance and harmony with his many commitments and responsibilities as a husband, devoted father, son and friend.
In the 1970s Ali began recording a series of audio diaries, mostly in his LA home. Through these private tapes, as well as personal journals, love lettersand many never-before-seen photographs, we discover Ali the family man and see how, despite the complexities of his personal life, he went to extraordinary lengths to keep all of his nine children united and to help others - be they family, friend or stranger. We also hear of the everyday adventures the family experienced, with visitors such as Michael Jackson, Clint Eastwood and John Travolta dropping by.
Candid and revealing, At Home with Muhammad Aliis more than Hana's family memoir. It is a moving and poignant letter of love and affection from a daughter to a father.
Hana's book,The Soul of a Butterfly, was published by Bantam Press in 2004. Her media contact list is vast and she will be highly sought after at the time of the book launch. Hana has appeared in several documentaries, including oMuhammad Ali through the Eyes of the World,o in which she delivered such a delightful performance that the Sunday Times wrote, oHana Ali is so charming, she should have her own show.o