Malcolm X

Standard Name: Malcolm X
Birth Name: Malcolm Little
Used Form: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Used Form: Malik Shabazz


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Textual Features Adrienne Rich
As in other texts, Rich's concerns here are significantly though not exclusively feminist. The first poem in the book, Orion, addresses the well-known hunter constellation as my fierce half-brother: he burns for all...
Textual Production Diana Athill
In Make Believe: A True StoryDA again traced the course of an extraordinary literary and erotic relationship: this time with Hakim Jamal (born Alan Donaldson ), a follower of Malcolm X , another writer...
Textual Production Diana Athill
This book seems to be another example of DA 's habit of writing to get rid of painful burdens from the past. She wrote it sixteen years before it was published.
Athill, Diana. Life Class: The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill. Granta.
After a childhood...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Alice Walker
AW writes here about love and disillusionment, about political figures like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King , about writers she admired, like Bessie Head , or like Zora Neale Hurston , Nella Larsen ...


21 February 1965: Malcolm X, controversial African-American...

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21 February 1965

Malcolm X , controversial African-American nationalist, was assassinated as he began a speech to followers at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem.

8 November 1965: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, leader of...

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8 November 1965

The Autobiography of Malcolm X , leader of the Black radical movement the Black Panthers, was published after his assassination as told to journalist and civil rights activist Alex Haley .
Borne Back Daily. .
8 November 2010


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