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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

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I've been on a blogging vacation for a month, but I kept up with WC posts. I decided to contribute this time.


My best autobiography is the Autobiography of Malcolm X, As Told to Alex Haley.

This book had tremendous impact on me while I was in college. It affected lots of white, middle class Americans. It was a brazen window into the life of an African American and the troubles he faced, his conversion to the Black Muslims, becoming a spokesperson for them and after his Haj to Mecca the change in his faith, which caused his assassination.

Alex Haley did a masterful job of presenting his words and ideas in a relatable manner. 

The movie did not do it justice, but then they never do.


10 comments:

Lydia said...

I’ve seen the film version of this autobiography but never read the book. It sounds like I need to change that!

And welcome back. I’ve missed your posts. Hope the writing is going well.

Shari Elder said...

I saw the movie, but did not read the book. As always, not the best way to go. Good luck with your writing.

Kate Hill said...

This book sounds like a great choice.

Marianne Arkins said...

Books on Malcom X are showing up on quite a few lists this week. That definitely says something!

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Lydia. The writing is going great, just keeping my nose to the grindstone.

P M Prescott said...

Thank you, Shari.

P M Prescott said...

Thanks for coming by, Kate.

P M Prescott said...

Marianne, it's a great book about an exceptional man.

Tanith Davenport said...

That's another one to add to my list. It sounds fascinating.

P M Prescott said...

It is