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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

WC 070721


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.


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.