Muhammad Ali: Kinshasa 1974 is a new graphic novel that combines the famous Abbas photographs with a story by writer JD Morvan and artist Rafael Ortiz that gives context to the pictures. Abbas was in Kinshasa, Zaire to photograph the political unrest at the same time the famed Rumble in the Jungle fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman took place. As things worked out Abbas was able to chronicle events leading up to an including the fight.
Muhammad Ali: Kinshasa 1974 is an interesting idea and looks like a well done book. If you’d like to see more than the cover above and preview page below, click over to an interview with JD Morvan which provides more insight and preview pages. If you’d like to order Muhammad Ali: Kinshasa 1974, it is available now. (I will get a small percentage of each sale made using the link.)