In the spring of 1970, a Pretoria schoolboy falls in love with Muhammad Ali.
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‘In the spring of 1970, I fell in love with Muhammad Ali.’ – Read an excerpt from The Distance, the new novel from Ivan Vladislavić
In the spring of 1970, I fell in love with Muhammad Ali. This love, the intense, unconditional kind of love we call hero worship, was tested in the new year when Ali fought Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden. I was at high school in Verwoerdburg, which felt as far from the ringside as you could get, but I read every scrap of news about the big event and never for a moment doubted that Ali would win. As it happened, he was beaten for the first time in his professional career.
Join Ivan Vladislavić, in conversation with Mark Gevisser, for the launch of The Distance at Kalk Bay Books (2 April)
Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of Ivan Vladislavić’s new novel The Distance.
Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Distance, the latest novel from Ivan Vladislavić.
The Distance – the highly anticipated new novel from Ivan Vladislavić – will be out from Umuzi on 6 February 2019.
Umuzi and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Distance, the latest novel from Ivan Vladislavić.