SparkNotes: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Playboy Interview Malcolm X, Alex Haley
Another surge of interest surfaced in February 2005, around the fortieth anniversary of Malcolm's assassination -- commemorated by a special release of the Malcolm X DVD and mainstream media interest, but not (as far as I can tell) any substantial academic interest.
The Autobiography Of Malcolm X Teaching Guide
My site, for instance, has no analysis of the Nation of Islam and Malcolm's role in it (save three speeches from that period), but seeks only to vilify the Black Muslim movement and Louis Farrakhan -- a result of my own Islamic orthodoxy when I made it.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X in ..
On my site, for instance, there's a rather simplistic "before true Islam", "after true Islam" dichotomy that makes little room for nuance, complexity and the process of changes Malcolm underwent.
Alex Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two ..
However, there is still a considerable degree of interpretation involved; to the extent that Malcolm X is, quite literally, everything to everyone.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (with Alex Haley)
At the right hand of God's Messenger stands 36-year-old Malcolm Little, a lanky onetime dining-car steward, bootlegger, pimp and dope pusher who left prison in 1952 to heed Muhammad's message, abandoned his "slave name," Little, for the symbolic "X" (meaning identity unknown), and took an oath to abstain thereafter from smoking, drinking, gambling, cursing, dancing and sexual promiscuity--as required of every Muslim.
The Autobiography Of Malcolm X (As Told To Alex Haley…
The Autobiography is not adequate for this because it excludes many aspects of his final thought processes (and, according to Manning Marable, three chapters are missing and Alex Haley may have been collaborating with the FBI at the time) -- these thought processes have been taken up by publications by Pathfinder Press which collect his final speeches and bits and pieces from interviews.