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The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By Malcolm X

  • Release Date: 1987-10-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 861 Ratings



In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.

Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X

“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”The New York Times

“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone


  • One of the Most Important Books Every Written

    By ELI The Random Guy
    One of the most important reads for any revolutionary student of the struggle against white supremacy and also those who simply love history and would like to understand the Man. Please don’t stop reading until you finish. You must see his before and his after. BOTH absolutely necessary and should be considered mandatory understanding for the American peoples psyche. Malcolms depth, tenderness, intensity, darkness, light and ferocious love for his people is revealed in this book and it is a MUST read for every man woman and child.
  • Iconic

    By Born Gift3d
    This book has changed my life!!! Power to all People, including my People!!!
  • Misunderstood

    By TheAbubakrAbu
    El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) is very misunderstood, but this book sheds light on everything that he has done for black people and Muslims. His journey from a hustler and a robber that went to prison, to a racist Nation of Islam Minister (the racism was wrong, but it made sense why he believed in it), to an amazing Sunni Muslim that was no longer racist, shows that everyone deserves a second chance. We will never forget what El-Hajj has done for black people around America and the world.
  • Growth, Discovery, and Re-invention

    By choco-champ
    Malcom X in his own words. What more do do you need to know?
  • Amazing timeless read

    By DJ WREK
    I’ve put this book off for almost 2 decades but I am happy to have picked it up after all the summer marches and movement for freedom picked up in 2020. Such a refreshing read and crazy that some things still haven’t changed. I highly recommend it. This should be a school “must read” book for students.
  • Every black man in America should read

    By smoke X
    Great book opened my mind to another level that I didn’t know was there

    By Zimora
  • This one is for the history books; it just feels in the details of 20th century Black history!

    By Saint Marcc
    The best autobiography I have ever read. A must read for who ever desires to be woke, if they are asleep politically and socially.
  • An inspirational story

    By Beast ali
    Malcolm X’s life was one full of pain, loss, confusion, and change. With this change, he was able to truly improve himself and weaken the bars of racisms for everyone in the entire world. He was unafraid to say what others wouldn’t and his courage was inspirational. Sadly, he was assassinated shortly after became guided on the right path, but his legacy will remain forever.
  • The story of a “shining black prince”

    By Cewessence
    Words couldn’t begin to express the level of influence that the Autobiography of one Malcolm X has held on me. In taking months to finish, for simply not wanting the incredulous truth regarding American society and the human experience as a whole, to come to an end. From the streets of Harlem, to the great Hajj in Mecca. From Malcolm Little, to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Malcolm stood as a testament to the strength of a nation comprised of 22 million African-Americans, grappling for equality within “the wilderness of North America”.