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 997 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


  • #1

    By hanshh26
    By far the best book I’ve ever and probably will read in my life. And I knew this midway through it.
  • Life changer

    By fresh105
    Must read! No matter skin color or nationality or decree!
  • Amazing Read, Amazing Story

    By DDvin420
    This book shows the struggle of a black man beaten down by his own society over and over again. A book like this should be mandatory in all schools.
  • Freddy Douglas

    By Yadira heights
    Beautifully written story for a meaningful life!
  • 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