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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Review of ‘X: A Novel’: A Portrait of Malcolm X’s Formative Years - The Root

Review of ‘X: A Novel’: A Portrait of Malcolm X’s Formative Years - The Root
In medieval Europe, when a man vanquished his enemy, he killed the enemy’s wife, the enemy’s children and any other kin he could find. It was brutal; it was terrible. But it was done so that the enemy’s family would have no support, strength or even knowledge of who the man was. So that no one else in the enemy’s family would take up the mantle of revenge upon him or the next generation. Destroy the family, they knew back then, and you destroy everything.
"America in the 1940s"  as well as Toady's America is no different."Malcolm X’s father, Earl Little, was a pivotal figure in the fight for black rights. In X: A Novel, co-author Ilyasah Shabazz—the third daughter of Malcolm X—recounts how her grandfather “was instrumental in getting Garvey out of jail” and “circulated the petition against the government for violating the human rights of Negroes in the United States.” So Earl was attacked. First the Ku Klux Klan burned his house down, and when that failed to stop him, KKK members killed him one night." - The Root
X: A Novel: How Malcolm X Grew From 'Little' to the Leader of a Revolution