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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Through a life of passion and struggle Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the th Century In this riveting account he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca describi

  • Title: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Author: Malcolm X Alex Haley
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister Here, the man who called himself the angriest Black man in America relates how his conversion to true Islam helped him coThrough a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister Here, the man who called himself the angriest Black man in America relates how his conversion to true Islam helped him confront his rage and recognize the brotherhood of all mankind An established classic of modern America, The Autobiography of Malcolm X was hailed by the New York Times as Extraordinary A brilliant, painful, important book Still extraordinary, still important, this electrifying story has transformed Malcom X s life into his legacy The strength of his words, the power of his ideas continue to resonate than a generation after they first appeared.

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    1. Malcolm X Alex Haley says:
      Malcolm X born Malcolm Little , also known as El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, was an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam.After leaving the Nation of Islam in 1964, he made the pilgrimage, the Hajj, to Mecca and became a Sunni Muslim He also founded the Muslim Mosque, Inc and the Organization of Afro American Unity Less than a year later, he was assassinated in Washington Heights on the first day of National Brotherhood Week.Historian Robin D.G Kelley wrote, Malcolm X has been called many things Pan Africanist, father of Black Power, religious fanatic, closet conservative, incipient socialist, and a menace to society The meaning of his public life his politics and ideology is contested in part because his entire body of work consists of a few dozen speeches and a collaborative autobiography whose veracity is challenged Malcolm has become a sort of tabula rasa, or blank slate, on which people of different positions can write their own interpretations of his politics and legacy.

    Comment 390 on “The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    1. Rowena says:
      I ve had enough of someone else s propaganda I m for truth, no matter who tells it I m for justice, no matter who it is for or against I m a human being first and foremost, and as such I m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole Malcolm XIn High School my history syllabus covered just a few pages on African American civil rights heroes The majority of those pages were on Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King, Malcolm X was barely mentioned After reading this book I was perplexed I w [...]

    2. Isaac says:
      This book counts for a lot Cornel West says that one of the deepest fears for black America is that Malcolm X was fundamentally right, that the political system here is incapable of being changed through traditional means in order to serve the black community what they are due What are they due asks the conservative A share in the incredible wealth of the country that they have labored to build for hundreds of years, often against their own will, answers the REALIST self actualization, in whatev [...]

    3. Bookdragon Sean says:
      The voice of Malcolm X was powerful, unbridled and simply heroic He is one of the most quotable men of the twentieth century In fact, once he is motivated no one can change completely than the man who has been at the bottom I call myself the best example of that It is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being neither white, black, brown, or red and when you are dealing with humanity as a family th [...]

    4. Wes Morgan says:
      This is the life story of Malcolm Little, later Malcolm X, later El Hajj Malik El Shabazz As are most white people in this country, I was led to believe that Malcolm X was just an angry, militant racist who wanted to kill white people in the same way that angry, militant racists in the South want to kill black people Nothing could be further from the truth.This book, than any other I ve read, opened my eyes to see how the innate racism in our country works and affects the people it is most shar [...]

    5. Carol. says:
      I ve had enough of someone else s propaganda, I had written to these friends I m for truth, no matter who tells it I m for justice, the matter who it is for or against I m a human being first and foremost, and as such I m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole Undoubtedly one of the most filling books I ve read all year.It starts simply, with solid, familiar flavors, something like a brandy old fashioned complete with fruit decorations, and a little bowl of candied pecans Malcolm [...]

    6. Aubrey says:
      If Malcolm X were not a Negro, his autobiography would be little than a journal of abnormal psychology, the story of a burglar, dope pusher, addict and jailbird with a family history of insanity who acquires messianic delusions and sets forth to preach an upside down religion of brotherly hatred Saturday Evening Post, Sept 12, 1965Sensationalist, yes Reminiscent of certain responses to Twelve Years a Slave winning multiple Academy Awards at this year s Oscars, and this is nearly fifty years on [...]

    7. Hasham Rasool says:
      I love this book Alhamdulillah I think The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of the important non fiction books Everyone This book is a must read I need to tell people who haven t taught by Islam Elijah Muhammad was not the Messenger of Allah because Allah said there is no Prophet will come after Prophet Muhammad SAW Prophet Muhammad SAW was the last Messenger of Allah Elijah might told them that he was the Messenger of Allah, he might have even believed that he was or he might have know that he [...]

    8. Chris says:
      I m in such awe of this book and the man behind it that I don t think I can really give it a fair review I came late to Malcolm X I didn t pick up his autobiography until I was twenty five, during my third year teaching in the Bronx He manages to so clearly articulate the injustice and anger that results from racism in America, and at the same time is unflinchingly honest regard his own life and his own failings Following the progression of his thought and philosophy changed the way I thought ab [...]

    9. Ted says:
      This book I dedicate to my beloved wife Betty and to our children whose understanding and whose sacrifices made it possible for me to do my work Malcolm s dedication of the book.Note I will often refer to Malcolm X in the following as simply X e edition I readBesides the first person narration, this edition contains a Foreword by Malcolm s eldest daughter, Attallah Shabazz an Introduction by M.S Handler, a NYT reporter whom Malcolm X reportedly believed had none of the usual prejudices or sentim [...]

    10. Jessica says:
      This is my second time though this book and it is still one of my favorite stories of all I read several hundred pages of it while taking Greyhound to Virginia last week The whole way I was sitting with three black ladies, and we all kept on talking about what all of us thought of Malcolm X and his ideas Early in the trip lady across from me asked what I was reading I think she knew and just wanted to see my reaction to her asking I told her and we got into an amazing conversation about race in [...]

    11. Amr Mohamed says:
      Nobody can give you freedom Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything If you re a man take it , , , , , , .

    12. Jessaka says:
      I lived in a brown shingled house on Channing Way in Berkeley with 3 other roommates back in the early 70s Next door to us, on the second story of an apartment building, lived a young black man One day when I came home two of my male roommates said that they had something to show me in the kitchen Spit The black man next door had purposely spit out his window onto ours I didn t know if either of the guys in our house had irritated him or if he just didn t like looking at us In any case, the guys [...]

    13. J Beckett says:
      Several years ago I decided to make the reading of The Autobiography of Malcolm X mandatory for my high school Honor s English students I had read the book when it was first released I taught in an urban Maryland public school, and most of the students, although considered honor s, were void of deeper literary exposure My decision to teach Malcolm X was not looked upon well by the administration, but after thorough student led discussions and tying the story to their personal journey, the book w [...]

    14. Shannon says:
      I will not attempt to add my two cents to the five decades of commentary that currently exist But I will say this, when Malcolm says of Elijah Muhammad, My black brothers and sisters, you have come from your homes to hear now you are going to hear America s wisest black man America s boldest black man America s most fearless black man I uttered an audible No It was you, Malcolm It was you.

    15. Diane Wallace says:
      Fantastic read a look into the courageous life of a true believer of life s struggles in racism etc paperback

    16. Josh says:
      There are only a handful of books you can read in a lifetime that have a tangible impact on you My dad reccomended this to me when I was 15, as I searched for something interesting in between the lawyer, doctor, monster New York Times bestsellers I d read compulsively Alex Haley helped Malcolm X shape a personal history that spit in the face of the public school education I had recieved up until that point, and importantly I learned the value of literature How books have the potential to provid [...]

    17. Melody says:
      On Dr King s Birthday I was knee deep in the Autobiography of Malcolm X At a nearby holiday celebration, one speaker stood at the pulpit and noted that there was Martin and there was Malcolm Thank God Martin won But did he As I think about the Autobiography, I m impressed by the book as an incredible testament to one man s intelligence, eloquence, and passion In its passion, it has lived on Malcolm s legacy lives on, visible in subtle parts of our culture We see him in the power of the black pre [...]

    18. martin eden says:
      I was deeply moved my that book That s why I took time to write this review, and actually I m not revealing too much of what I felt and what I think cause it really touched me It started with Alex Haley s foreword I felt angry, sad, moved, deeply moved and really, really angry, furious I couldn t believe what I was reading actually I maybe have to explain things I m a Muslim and I was reading about another Muslim but what he was saying and doing was totally wrong I became aware of something horr [...]

    19. L. says:
      I understand why rap culture stresses hustling so much It s as if rappers just never finished the book It s not as awesome an autobiography as Gandhi s but better than most any other bio you ll find Usually biographies are just dry chronicles of some rich asshole s favorite color and addiction du jour This really gets you inside his head I am thoroughly convinced that he should share an equal place in the canon of great Americans with equal respect and prestige as George Washington Also, there a [...]

    20. Samar says:
      I m not sure how 2 review this book, I need to catch ma breath take ma time be4 writing my detailed review, m sooo speechlessAll I can say 4 now is that I m beyond impressed, wat a fascinating man, wat a journey, wat a struggle, Malcolm was a real truthful impressive brilliant man And, in honoring him, we honor the best in ourselves June 5,2013So I m an Arab Egyptian Muslim girl living in Cairo, wat did I know abt Malcolm X I knew he was an American Muslim convert which basically interests alot [...]

    21. Myriam says:
      For a long time while reading The Autobiography, I thought it was going to be a 4 star read for me And then the last 50 pages happened.Amazing Such an important read It has its flaws, of course For example, I found it a little too wordy in some places, and there are some things that were said that I just couldn t agree with.But it was still kind of a revelation As a non American, white, comparatively privileged woman, there are realities that I am just not familiar with and this book helped to s [...]

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