Autobiography of Malcolm X Paperback – Jan 1999
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Joe Morton successfully captures the essence of Malcolm X by presenting the text straight from the hip. In the opening, he speaks bitterly about the murderous bigotry Malcolm experiences as a child. With a slick, fast-talking voice Morton portrays Malcolm's life as a young hustler then shifts his tone to one of powerful conviction when recounting Malcolm's conversion to the Black Muslim faith and his realization of his vocation. Roscoe Lee Browne's solemn, resonant narration connects Morton's dramatization to an objective chronicle of significant events in the leader's life and gently bridges the text. The result proves an intriguing program. M.P.T. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book starts from before Malcolm's birth describing few experiences of his parents; a black reverend father and white Grenadian mother. It goes on to describe his childhood and his relationship with his family up to his life in Harlem and his struggles with crime, addiction and prison. X tells of how he discovered Islam and and eventually became a member and highly praised minister of the Nation, to his ultimate fallout with Elijah Muhammad. Upon which we learn of the black leaders journey to Mecca and his discovering of true Islam. Following this, the book details the final days until his self-predicted death. After Malcolm's contributed portion of the book, from his perspective Haley takes over to describe his experiences over the few years he had known X, as well as discussing the events surround Malcolm's murder and the days after his passing.
In writing this book Haley has attempted to write in a manner in which the reader feels the emotion and experiences of X as if they are going through each event of his life with him.Read more ›
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Print is somewhat small but otherwise an great read. Arrived on time.Published 12 days ago by QualityLady
One of the best books ever written. The beginning is a tad slow but following page 150 you will have difficulty putting it down.Published 2 months ago by Mr. B.
It's exactly what I was expecting. Thank you for the quick delivery.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
An interesting man, don't agree with everything he believes but I understand where he's coming from. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul Bartley
The book is essential and timeless and I was reading it for the second time.
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Should be required reading at the high school level. I always meant to read it, and never got around to it. I, quite frankly, didn't think it was going to be this good. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Andy Vogt
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