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Malcolm X by Manning Marable
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Apr 23, 2012

it was amazing
Read from April 23 to May 04, 2012

thoroughly enjoyed this book! it was so interesting to see Malcolm's life presented as a series of "reinventions" - wayward child, loving brother, criminal, black nationalist, bad husband, orthodox muslim, etc... i love that the author was brutally honest telling it like it was during every stage of Malcolm's life, for good and for bad. it was amazing to have his life story told in conjunction with the NYPD and FBI files, his diary and interviews with family and former informants! i can't imagine what it was like during the horrible final months, weeks and days of Malcolm's life... He was at a spiritual high and tried to undo the hate that he had preached yet he was being hunted like a wild animal and feared for his life from the NOI and government. Also, had no idea that Malcolm had evolved into such a respected international freedom fighter and his hopes for bringing the US up on charges at the UN for human rights violations against African-Americans. Had trouble keeping all the names (i.e. "James 65X", "Charles 23X") and politics straight but, at the same time, these are the details that speak to the author's thorough, life-long research and allow him to back up all of his assertions!
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Greg Allen I would strongly urge you to read A Lie Of Reinvention . Edited by Jarid Ball at morgan State. peace

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