Assassinated in 1965, Malcolm X is still the most visible figure on the African. And what exactly does Malcolm X mean to African America? In Malcolm X: In Our Own Image fifteen African American thinkers - including Amiri Baraka, Angela Davis, Arnold Rampersad, Cornel West, Patricia Williams, and John Edgar Wideman - answer these questions. Each essay critically examines a different aspect of Malcolm's life, and relates it to the present state of African America. As a whole, Malcolm X: In Our Own Image challenges and complements Malcolm X's own best-selling Autobiography.
And what exactly does Malcolm X mean to African America?" "In Malcolm X: In Our Own Image fifteen African American thinkers - including Amiri Baraka, Angela Davis, Arnold Rampersad, Cornel West, Patricia Williams, and John Edgar Wideman - answer these questions.
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St. Martin's Press, 1993. The essayists include some of the better known black intellectuals, academics, and journal-ists: Amiri Baraka, John Edgar Wideman, Patricia Williams, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Patricia Williams, Arnold Rampersad, and Adolph Reed, J. among others. It is surprising, then, that, for the most part, the essays are apolitical and ahistorical, that is, they consider Malcolm X without regard to the politics of his time or ours, and as if he were an original political thinker. He did not pretend to be that.
Most of the contributors to Village Voice columnist Joe Wood's collection of essays, Malcolm X: In Our Own Image, are drawn from a pool of the usual suspects: all-purpose black intellectuals frequently called upon to authenticate the African-American experience for the masses. Here, this formidable task - once left to black street radicals, white liberal academics and Jet magazine - is narrowed to a somewhat more manageable charge.
Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness"
Angela Davis hs lived an amazing life. She is an incredible speaker. To hear her story in her own words is worth the price of the book. I hope one day to meet her and get her to autograph the book.
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MALCOLM X IS probably the most visible (and vigorous) figure on the African-American political landscape today, reads the publisher’s blurb for Malcolm X. In Our Own Image. Nevertheless we can be grateful to Village Voice columnist Joe Wood for collecting these fourteen essays on the meaning of Malcolm X. What’s good in the book is very, very good, though what’s not is horrid. Baraka argues that the Malcolm of Lee’s film and other commercialized Malcolmite icons represent efforts to neutralize and obliterate the Black political, social and economic aspirations that he embodied.