Malcolm X
Malcolm X
A Life of Reinvention
Manning Marable



Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

Years in the making-the definitive biography of the legendary black activist.

Of the great figures in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age thirty-nine. Through his tireless work and countless speeches he empowered hundreds ofthousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world.

Manning Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Filled with new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the Autobiography, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X will stand as the definitive work on one of the most singular forces for social change, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.

Title Malcolm X
Subtitle A Life of Reinvention
Author Manning Marable
Publisher Penguin
Title First Published 21 December 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0143120328
ISBN-13 9780143120322
Publication Date 21 December 2011
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00
 


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