The Autobiography of Malcolm X Book Report
The paper is a book review of Malcolm X autobiography published by Groove press in the year 1965. The Autobiography genre is a narrative of spiritual conversion that outlines beliefs and philosophies of Malcolm X regarding pan-African ism, Black Nationalism, and black pride. The autobiography was an outcome of an effective partnership between Malcolm X, the human rights campaigner and Alex Haley, the popular journalist.
Alex coauthored because of his role in conducting various interviews between 1963 and 1965. The paper shows how Malcolm shaped the political sphere in condemning racism, and the way religion proved to be a facilitative tool in enabling the success of his campaigns.
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After reading the book, I cherished Malcolm’s decision to, as stated by Haley, let all the prior chapters remain intact even after other events considerably affected negatively his feelings on NOI and Muhammad. The book enables the reader to view his life’s occurrences and see the way they transformed history.
Malcolm shaped the political sphere in condemning racism, through religion by first getting a crowd that listened to his teachings and winning their hearts, and by being inspired by the brotherhood in Mecca which envisioned him to the better world the advocated for. Although charisma also contributed to the people loving his philosophies, and what he fought for, religion played a huge role in drawing inspirations and values.
Malcolm, X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. London: Penguin, 2001. Print.