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Malcolm X and Alex Haley

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Authors

Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Year Published

1965

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Autobiography

Perspective and Narrator

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is narrated in the first-person by Malcolm X. However, it is important to remember that there is another author here, Alex Haley, who made narrative choices in structuring this text based on numerous interviews with Malcolm X.

Tense

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Autobiography of Malcolm X tells the life story of prominent African American activist and nationalist Malcolm X. However, the term autobiography may not be a pure application in that a secondary author, Alex Haley, most certainly contributed to the narration of the text. In addition the use of the name Malcolm X in the title is interesting. By the end of his life, Malcolm X had changed his name again to El-Hajji El-Malik Shabazz. The use of the former name ties Malcolm X to a time and place in history regardless of his personal desire to move beyond it.

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