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Make Believe

(1993)
A True Story
A non fiction book by

 
In Make Believe, Diana Athill, acclaimed author of Instead of a Letter and Stet, remembers her turbulent friendship with Hakim Jamal, a young black convert to the teachings of Malcolm X, whom she met in London in the late 1960s.

Despite a desperately troubled youth, he became an eloquent spokesman for the black underclass, was Jean Seberg's lover and published a book about Malcolm X, before descending into a mania that had him believing he was God. A witness to his struggles, Diana Athill writes with her characteristic honesty about her entanglement with Jamal, Jamal's relationship with the daughter of a British MP, Gail Benson, and Jamal's, and separately Gail's, eventual murders.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: Make Believe: A True Story
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-883642-21-3 / 978-1-883642-21-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Steerforth Pr
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January 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: Make Believe
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-85619-208-3 / 978-1-85619-208-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Make Believe: A True Story
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-84708-632-2 / 978-1-84708-632-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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November 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Make Believe: A True Story
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-86207-708-8 / 978-1-86207-708-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Make Believe: A True Story
Author(s): Diana Athill
Publisher: Granta Books
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