The Life and Work of Malcolm X

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Alpha Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 330 pages
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Critical Lives: Malcolm X will cover: the childhood of Malcolm Little in the Depression-era Midwest; the rise and fall of "Detroit Red" Malcolm's chaotic adolescence as a petty criminal and street hustler; the prison years the rebellious, angry, headstrong inmate they called Satan; Malcolm's religious and social allegiance with the Black Muslims (Nation of Islam); the founding and editing by Malcolm of the Nation of Islam (NOI) national newspaper; Malcolm as organizer, teacher, and political advocate and Malcolm as husband and father; from Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabbazz his attacks on the Civil Rights Movement and his break with the NOI; and the final year the surveillance by the FBI and CIA, the assassination at the Audobon Ballroom.

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Contents

Malcolm
1
Family Separation and Estrangement
17
From Country Boy to Urban Hipster
33
Copyright

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Kofi Natambu is a writer, critic, and university teacher whose essays, reviews, criticism, journalism, and poetry have appeared in many magazines, journals, newspapers, and anthologies across the country. He has written extensively on American literature, history, politics, film, music, and cultural studies. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Melody Never Stops (Past Tents Press, 1991) and Intervals (Post Aesthetic Press, 1983), and was the editor of a literary anthology entitled Nostalgia For the Present (Post Aesthetic Press, 1985). He was also editor of a literary magazine of the arts, culture, and politics called Solid Ground: A New World Journal, which he edited and wrote for from 198087. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he lives and works in Oakland, California.

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