Ky-Mani Marley performs this Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble in Kendall Village West, 12405 N. Kendall Dr.The event is free to the public. He will be reading passages from his new book Dear Dad (pictured above), as well as signing copies and performing his new single of the same name of the book. Read below for the Miami Herald’s full story on his 16-city book tour:
Marley son remembers `Dad’
(Miami Herald) – Grammy-nominated reggae artist Ky-Mani Marley — son of musical and social icon Bob Marley — launches a surprising 16-city book tour for his autobiography Thursday in Miami.
Earlier this year, Marley distanced himself from the book, accusing the publisher, Farrah Gray Publishing, of distorting his story and even threatened a lawsuit.
Dear Dad: Where’s the Family In Our Family, Today? chronicles Marley’s life: born from an extramarital affair, he was raised by a single mother in a grindingly poor Miami neighborhood without financial support from the Marley family after his father died. He later turned to peddling drugs before before launching a successful music career.
The first copies of the book, released Feb. 6 to mark what would have been Bob Marley’s 65th birthday, included a teaser on the bottom of the cover reading The Story The Marley Family Apparently Doesn’t Want You To Know.
Ky-Mani and Gray have since made amends and the teaser was removed. The book is now called Dear Dad. “I stand behind the content of my book Dear Dad 100 percent,” Marley said in a statement. “My story is `my story’ and I don’t deny who I am or my experiences. My issue was with the subtitle only.”
Marley appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Barnes & Noble in Kendall Village West, 12405 N. Kendall Dr. The singer will read passages, sign books and perform his single, Dear Dad. This event is free to the public.
— AUDRA D.S.