The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By Malcolm X

  • Release Date: 1987-10-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
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From 658 Ratings

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Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
 
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
 
Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
 
“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”—Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father

“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”The New York Times
 
“A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”The Nation
 
“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”—Spike Lee
 
“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone

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Reviews

  • Top 10 must reads of all time.

    5
    By KRAZYvKILL3R
    Book leaves you speechless and is hard to put down once you get reading every day. Would recommend this book to everyone, especially in a time of today where racial injustice is still alive by the systemic racialism that has been here from the very beginning.
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    1
    By N.W.A. fan!!!
    Malcom x was not a good man, he was a member of a black nationalist organization who considered all whites to be the devil and he ended up getting killed because he disagreed with the noi’s anti white preeching.
  • The book

    5
    By Noor Ekad
    I never knew he was Muslim, wow his journey to Islam is so inspirational. I wish he were alive today 😕
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    5
    By el espejo blanco
    This book should be required reading for all Americans particularly white Americans. It tells the story of a true American hero. Malcolm X overcame the ignorance and brutality of white Americans to make a large impact on the world. He rose from an extremely oppressed childhood to become an international leader. He could have become a peacemaker equal to Gandhi, King, and Mandela. Unfortunately, he was assassinated. He died, in part, due to the indifference of the white police who were supposed to protect him. Due to his impact, his spirit lives on.
  • Great read!

    5
    By cocky G
    Great read! I didn’t want to put the book down. I was able to learn a lot more about who Malcolm Little and Malcolm X was and what he stood for.
  • The Greatest Book I Have Ever Read

    5
    By jhardy2423
    Words cannot describe the emotions I felt when reading this book, and after finishing it. This was a master piece written about one hell of a brother. Great read for anyone not well informed about the man, Malcom X.
  • Audiobook

    5
    By Krisdabosss
    Would really really really appreciate an audiobook:)
  • Black Power

    5
    By Dleonte
    I Really Like This Book I Read So Many I Can’t Stop R.I.P Malcolm X Never Get You
  • Mandatory Read

    5
    By Qjoww
    Socratic to the core
  • Incredible Read

    5
    By Signed_CnF
    Changed my perspective!

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