Hello Gemmies! I have new literary news for you today. The classic Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley is getting a new audio narration, by none other than iconic actor Laurence Fishburne! This is one of my all time favorite books and still relevant today.
Synopsis of The Autobiography of Malcolm X from Goodreads:
Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister. Here, the man who called himself "the angriest Black man in America" relates how his conversion to true Islam helped him confront his rage and recognize the brotherhood of all mankind.
An established classic of modern America, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" was hailed by the New York Times as "Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book." Still extraordinary, still important, this electrifying story has transformed Malcom X's life into his legacy. The strength of his words, the power of his ideas continue to resonate more than a generation after they first appeared.
I can't wait to revisit this essential story as an audiobook! Produced as an Audible exclusive The Autobiograghy of Malcolm X narrated by Laurence Fishburne is set to release September 10, 2020 and is available for pre-order. Are you looking forward to listening to this book? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!