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
From 1,131 Ratings



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

“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”The New York Times

“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone


  • Great read!

    By lajan stef
    This is basically Malcolm X talking to you and telling you his truth. Must read!
  • If this book doesn’t change…

    By Rekrap Harmat
    It this book doesn’t change your life it should, at the very least, change whatever you think you know about Malcolm X.
  • Speechless

    By Bpanda89214
    I’ve seen the movie so many times, I felt it was only fitting I had to read the book and it was so good. Gave me a different understanding of the moving going forward
  • A books that paints a great picture

    By ThoughtsFromStvn
    This was one of the most engaging books that I have read in a long while. The book brings profound perspective of the Black American community that one can learn from and it is a great story of how deep conviction can reverberate and transform others.
  • Where Life Takes You

    By Finess3_
    Very few books can have you go on an emotional journey of a man who has been deceased for almost 60 years and still feel as though he is still with us today. A man who had went through a metamorphosis in a time where black men were not allowed to mature and evolve let alone were viewed as human beings. Malcolm defied the propaganda of black men with his high level of intelligence and discipline. Malcolm your journey was short and had its ups and downs but it was a beautiful journey nonetheless! Thank you Malcolm! We as a people are proud of you around the world. You have touched many lives including myself. You have taught me that life is about taking risk and that change is incumbent as a human if one wants to esteem to reach the highest point of human achievement: Spiritual Victory! Once again thank you El-Hajj-Malik-El-Shabazz
  • An Unforgettable Book

    By Tasneem 🦋
    Such a powerful and influential book written by an inspiring man with a beautiful personality, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. From the very beginning, I was engaged and it definitely became my favorite book!
  • #1

    By hanshh26
    By far the best book I’ve ever and probably will read in my life. And I knew this midway through it.
  • Life changer

    By fresh105
    Must read! No matter skin color or nationality or decree!
  • Amazing Read, Amazing Story

    By DDvin420
    This book shows the struggle of a black man beaten down by his own society over and over again. A book like this should be mandatory in all schools.
  • Freddy Douglas

    By Yadira heights
    Beautifully written story for a meaningful life!