The Autobiography of Malcolm X Paperback
by Malcolm X, Alex Haley
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
From hustling, drug addiction and armed violence in America's black ghettos Malcolm X turned, in a dramatic prison conversion, to the puritanical fervour of the Black Muslims.
As their spokesman he became identified in the white press as a terrifying teacher of race hatred; but to his direct audience, the oppressed American blacks, he brought hope and self-respect.
This autobiography (written with Alex Haley) reveals his quick-witted integrity, usually obscured by batteries of frenzied headlines, and the fierce idealism which led him to reject both liberal hypocrisies and black racialism.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2001
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780141185439
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Review by stipe168
inspiring is too simple of a word.. not only does this story deliver hope of making it out of any slums you get yourself into... it's more the powerful speech of malcolm that really chills you down to the spine. a real "stand up for your damn self" guy. coolest mofo around