Alex Haley


Born
in Ithaca, New York, The United States
August 11, 1921

Died
February 10, 1992

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was an American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the latter of which he wrote in collaboration with Malcolm X.

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Roots: The Saga of an Ameri...

4.42 avg rating — 152,011 ratings — published 1976 — 136 editions
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4.22 avg rating — 2,931 ratings — published 1992 — 25 editions
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Mama Flora's Family

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A Different Kind of Christmas

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

4.32 avg rating — 226,274 ratings — published 1965 — 131 editions
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Alex Haley: The Playboy Int...

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The Man Who Traced America'...

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Raízes II

4.26 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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Raízes I

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I Have a Dream: A Collectio...

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“Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”
Alex Haley

“The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle.”
Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. ”
Alex Haley

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