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Aram Goudsouzian

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828434

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian

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Noble Savages (1956–1957)

Noble Savages (1956–1957)

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(p.123) Chapter 7 Noble Savages (1956–1957)
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Sidney Poitier
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Aram Goudsouzian

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.11

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1956–1957. These include Poitier's role in Something of Value, a film based on Robert Ruark's novel about the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya; the disintegration of his marriage to Juanita; his friendship with Harry Belafonte; and how Poitier embodied the new politics of image.

Keywords:   marriage, Something of Value, Mau Mau rebellion, Kenya

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