The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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By  & , Ballantine Books, paperback, 466 pages

Review by Anisa, director of EMAAN:

You've probably heard many Muslims and non-Muslims say that this book profoundly impacted their lives, and once you've read it you'll know why.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is based on a series of in depth interviews with Malcolm X which were conducted by Alex Haley from 1963 until his assassination just two years later.

It charts his life before he became "Malcolm X", the enigmatic figure, and how his reversion to Islam was a turning point in his lifelong struggle against the injustices perpetrated against African Americans.

Malcolm's words, thoughts are honest, brilliant and humble. Reading about his evolution as an individual and how that manifested in society is incredible. And given the ongoing crisis of anti-black racism that we see in the US and globally, his ideas and his movement are just as relevant today as they were then.

It's hard not to be inspired, energised and in awe of him, his counterparts and family after reading his autobiography. There is so much to learn from him. 

May Allah have mercy on him.
Rest in Power.

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Watch this video by his Sudanese peer here.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X