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Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X

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Ella Little Collins saw her brother Malcolm through some of the most significant times of his life, and knew him better than anyone else. Now, for the first time, she shares her poignant, vivid memories of him.Told to her son, Rodnell, to whom Malcolm was a much-loved uncle and mentor, "Seventh Child" contains bitter, haunting, as well as joyful, recollections by two peopl ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Dafina Books (first published June 1st 2000)
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Audra
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book lives up to the promise made my Malcolm's nephew, who wrote the book: you will learn things about Malcolm in this book that are not in any other written about him, including his autobiography.

You definitely understand Malcolm in the full spectrum of his person-hood. He was a father, a nephew, a brother, a cousin, a friend. He was much beloved by many and had a smile that lit up a room.

He was a also a very deeply and well-connected national and international political activist. And he
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Thomas Rush
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
When one pays attention to the literature that is put forth on Malcolm X, one must pay careful attention to motives, as best one can make them out. As a long-time reader of information about Malcolm, I am usually on guard as to what I think motivates the person, because in this exercise, I have uncovered what I believe to have been some really messed up motives in some of the literature. I can't begin to tell you how many times this has been a problem. The main thing that I will say about this b ...more
Erin
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Erin by: Angela Hill
While it wasn't a fantastic read and the writing was poor, it was very interesting to read a *very* pro-Malcolm X book. It presented a lot of new information and new viewpoints to which I had not previously been exposed. I think as far as recommending it, I would probably be more likely to recommend it to someone who is specifically interested in Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam, the Civil/Human Rights movement, etc. than to someone who's looking for a good biography. Glad Angie recommended it to ...more
Michael
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I always been intrigued about Malcolm X and his role in society, I am glad that I read a family Memoir. He was a man that stood up for what he believed in, despite the prejudice and the hypocrisy in his nation, he had the audacity to endure the hardships. I learned a lot about his view on Christianity and the moral lessons he was taught while in prison. I do want to read more books by him, he was not only an intelligent man, but he was wise beyond his years.
Cosimo Ranieri
Nov 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
it's a wonderful and well-written book! It's a good source to know a wealthy of things about the extraordinary Malcolm X's life that other books don't talk about.
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