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    The Diary of Malcolm X: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz 1964 (Hardback) By (author) Malcolm X, Edited by Herb Boyd, Edited by Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, Foreword by Haki Madhubuti

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    DescriptionThe heart of the book is Malcolm's impressions, his personal observations on the people he meets and the circumstances he encounters, his own feelings of trepidation and inadequacy. There are segments in which the book will be complemented by passages from Malcolm's autobiography, though in our book his immediate reactions have not been disturbed by editors. And in several ways and instances the diary amplifies the autobiography.

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    The Diary of Malcolm X
    El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz 1964
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm X, Edited by Herb Boyd, Edited by Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, Foreword by Haki Madhubuti
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9780883783511
    ISBN 10: 0883783517

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, BGA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3, JPVH1
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM, SEXL/MASC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000, BIO010000, BIO026000
    DC21: 320.546092
    BISAC V2.8: POL045000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JPHL, JPVH, JBSL, DNBH
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Third World Press
    Imprint name
    Third World Press
    Publication date
    15 November 2013
    Author Information
    Herb Boyd The Diary of Malcolm X Herb Boyd is a journalist, activist, teacher, and has authored or edited 23 books, including By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X Real Not Reinvented (co-edited with Haki Madhubuti, Maulana Karenga, and Ron Daniels); and Civil Rights: Yesterday & Today. His book Baldwin's Harlem, a biography of James Baldwin, was a finalist for a 2009 NAACP Image Award. In 1995, with Robert Allen, he was a recipient of an American Book Award for Brotherman--The Odyssey of Black Men in America, an anthology. We Shall Overcome, a media-fusion book with narration by the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, is used in classrooms all over the world, as is his Autobiography of a People and The Harlem Reader. His articles can be found in such publications as The Black Scholar, The Final Call, the Amsterdam News, Cineaste, Downbeat, The Network Journal, and The Daily Beast among others. Ilyasah Al-Shabazz The Diary of Malcolm X Ilyasah Shabazz holds a Master of Science degree in education and human resource development from Fordham University. For many years she was director of Public Affairs and Special Events for the city of Mount Vernon, New York. In 2002, she, along with Kim McLarin, completed her memoir Growing Up X.
    Review quote
    ""The publication of "The Diary of Malcolm X" is a great historical event in African American intellectual history. Composed of entries written between April 15 and November 17, 1964, a crucial transitional year in this great leader's religious, political and philosophical beliefs, the "Diary" affords us unmediated access to the quality of Malcolm's intellect and his keen sensivities as a cultural and social commentator, in compelling adn unadorned prose. . . . Every student of Malcolm X, and the history of Black political leadership, should read this compelling book."" --Henry Louis Gates Jr. Director, The DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
    Back cover copy
    In 1964, Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) made two trips to Africa and the Middle East. During those trips, he kept copious notes and those notes, along with editing, annotations, and commentary by Herb Boyd and Ilyasah Shabazz, comprise the whole of this remarkable diary. "From the pages of his Diary," said his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, "we hear his voice distilled and pure, devoid of outside interference, manipulation or intent. With his Diary, the entire world can now accurately assess the value, contribution and magnitude of Malcolm X." And the Diary captures Malcolm in all his complexity, reveals some of his trepidations, and above all his humanity as he encountered a coterie of dignitaries, world leaders, and ordinary people who were as mesmerized by his genius as he was in wonder of the often challenging new cultures he experienced from country to country. Readers will discover how significantly the Diary complements his autobiography, at times filling in the blanks, expanding an incident, and adding context to moments sometimes only mentioned in passing in the autobiography.