Disclaimer 1 (November 2015): I have never met Muhammad Ali
and he probably does not know who I am. The contents of this
book are, as the title says, purely imaginary - which is not to say
fictitious, for Ali and I are real people, and there is no “story” here,
only social, political, literary, and cultural criticism and
commentary, presented as if it were a conversation between us
two. The annotations are all editorial additions.
Disclaimer 2 (August 2016): Muhammad Ali died in June 2016
when this book was in the final stages of preparation. I would have
liked to send him a copy. Even though I never met him, I miss
him, and I hope his life was really as wonderful as I think it was.
In his honor, nothing in our imaginary conversation has been
changed from before he died. Let us not mourn his death, but
celebrate his life, as if he would live forever, at least in the spirit of
all that is truly decent and human.
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