Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ten of the most important political texts on black consciousness

At the Guardian, David Olusoga tagged ten key political texts on black consciousness, including:
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley (1976)

Co-authored by Alex Haley and based on a series of interviews with Malcolm X, this is one of the greatest biographies of the last century. Through his own life story, and that of the key figures of his troubled years in the underworld of New York, Malcolm bore witness to the racism of 1930s and 40s. It’s impossible to believe he would occupy the cultural position he holds today had the book never been written.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is among Alexei Sayle's top ten books about revolutionaries.

--Marshal Zeringue