Great book. It had been recommended to me by quite a few different people and in my other reading. I appreciated learning about Malcolm X and his personal journey through so much over not enough years.
This book has brought me to tears.
I loved it.
So you know how my last review on this was a little negative??
I TAKE IT BACK!
The moment he gets caught and goes to prison, the whole aspect of the book suddenly switches.
I‘m intrigued, confused, shocked, and I cannot put the book down!
This type of Islam is not something I grew up learning.
First time reading the Afro-American teachings of Islam.
I‘m a little more than half way through. I‘m scared 😱 😅❤️💔
Ugh, I challenged myself to read 3 books last month, but I was definitely too busy to read that many books. I didn't even get the chance to read one!!! But my friend is reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X so I decided to read it with her. I'll get back to the other books, but, right now, I'm really enjoying Malcolm X
I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would. Malcolm X was a fascinating figure during the 60s civil rights movements, much maligned by the press and later by his former associates in the Nation of Islam who conspired to assassinate him on February 21, 1965. In his autobiography, Malcolm explains his roots in the ghetto, stint in crime and how prison turned him to religion, never hesitating to admit how his previous views were wrong.
1️⃣ That 90‘s X-Men cartoon. I wanted to be Jean Grey SO bad!
2️⃣The tagged book. I‘m not kidding, he changed the way I look at the world & the people in it. It‘s so good.
3️⃣I‘m gonna be real honest with you guys...I just really love food...
4️⃣Baby shower for a new nephew from one of my hubby‘s brothers; Bridal shower for a new sister-in-law ( @Chelsealpatt ) from another of Jay‘s brother‘s!
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Finished this earlier today and wow. Alex Haley and Malcolm X did a great job leaving a legacy. It's so interesting to see him grow, change and evolve as a human being. I definitely recommend this book. So much slander is on this mans name and so much if it is unjust. Read to discover his truth.
I love how honest Malcolm X is in this book about how and why his beliefs changed over time. He took all of his experiences to heart and allowed those experiences to continue to shape the man he became.
I love my fanily, I love my nephews but I got not reading done this weekend!!!! 😫😫😫😫 My nephs love coming down and spending time with us here and I'm glad they do. But schools is finally out and all I want to do is relax and read!!! I can for the next two months almost! I am so excited. I'll be posting much more now. I am so ready...
By the way, this book is really good.
That day when you have to leave work early because of a crippling migraine, end up in bed all morning, start to feel better and yet still cant read because there is a lingering ache in your head. Yep that was my day today and it sucks! Hopefully I can really dig in and finish this book this weekend.
Currently reading. In this day and age I feel like its time to visit with a man who saw many of the problems and spoke out about them. It's 2017 and very little has changed in the decades since Malcolm X's murder.
Littens! I need your help! As well as all the challenges I'm doing this year, I'm also a member of #playbooktag on Goodreads. The theme for June is coming of age, and I've got my choices down to 2. It's either going to be Eleanor & Park or The Autobiography of Malcolm X - can you please help me choose? It's one of these as it will qualify for 2 of my other challenges too! Many thanks!
Fascinating man, riveting book.
Malcolm X has given African Americans pride, and a conviction that black people can lift themselves. Most of his life he advocated a "militant" separatist agenda, only embracing inclusiveness at the end of his life.
He has a colorful past life as a criminal, and prison is where he gets his education, from books. He changes his life - and the world.
"The most electrifying person I have met" - Alex Haley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book is the definition of tour de force. If you are reading contemporary Black authors and feeling like something in your understanding was missing (like I was), this may help you like it helped me. I think I'll be spending many more days digesting and synthesizing this intense read. Definitely a winner!
Longer review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1946439313
This book has been a slow read for me, because of its depth and ideas. What a journey this man takes.
What a truly remarkable life. Following Malcolm through his struggles and his spiritual enlightenment felt like a privilege. After reading this I really feel like I understand the man and his intellectual and religious progression. I wish I had read this sooner but I know I will read it again. Perfect book for the #ReadHarder2017 category, 'person of color goes on a spiritual journey'. I could not recommend it more highly.
At the mall shopping with my girls. And reading because I hate shopping!
I listened to an audiobook recently that I ended up hating, but in it was the idea that we should make more of an effort to add variety to our routine: take a different route, go out to breakfast, etc. I've heard that idea before, but sometimes you need to hear things at the right time. Today I left for work early & enjoyed breakfast reading time at a cafe, and it was a beautiful start to my day. Even books we don't like can teach us something.
I feel so accomplished after finishing this 500 page book. It has been on my list for so long.
I loved my journey with this book. Yes, so much of the beginning of the book is problematic. Especially, the way he speaks about women and interracial relationships. Yet, he changes much of his tune later on.
It makes me sad that he deeply wanted change and hoped for it and to be reading it today and knowing that maybe not so much has changed.
This book is incredible. I didn't know a huge deal about Malcolm X and I'm very happy I now know more. The scope of this book is amazing, I was surprised to read about his early life and his reformation and constant searching for new ideas and reevaluating his own was inspiring to read. There's the same fire found in Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates and it is pretty essential reading.