MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention
By Manning Marable
Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X has finally done justice to one of the most complex, influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Drawn from voluminous new interviews and research, as well as Malcolm's previously unseen diaries, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm's youth, it traces a path from his parent's activism as Garveyites through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam and the rise of black nationalism, culminating in the never before-told true story if his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, a definitive work that has already begun to reframe our understanding of one of America's greatest advocates for social change.