15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
An important book, about an important man,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
This book is very difficult to put down, and is thoroughly engrossing for people of every race. In it, we read the what really built Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik el Shabazz) and what lead him to eventually reject black supremacy and embrace Orthodox Islam and preach equality of all races. There is a very powerful account of his journey to Mecca on the Hajj and how it changed his view of races and gave him the belief that all races could live together as equals. It contains a very poignant insight into the lives of Black Americans and the social problems they faced and face in 20th century America and the background to the 'Nation of Islam' movement, which Malcolm X left and the Orthodox Islam that he embraced. There is an introduction by Alex Haley detailing the event of Malcolm X's assassination. All in all a very motivating read.