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|Named Person:||Malcolm X; Manning Marable|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jared A Ball; Todd Burroughs
|Description:||308 p. ; 23 cm.|
The definition of a lie --
A note from the publisher --
An introduction to a lie / Jared A. Ball --
Malcolm X : What measure of a man? Assessing the personal growth and social transformation of Malcolm X from an African-centered social work perspective / Patricia Reid-Meritt --
Manning's Malcolm & ours (2.0) / Mumia Abu-Jamal --
An ivory-tower assassination of Malcolm X / Kamau Franklin --
Remembering Malcolm : a personal critique of Manning Marable's non-definitive biography of Malcom X / William L. (Bill) Strickland --
Speculative nonfiction : Manning Marable's Malcolm X / Raymond A. Winbush --
An incomprehensible omission : women and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz's ideological development in Malcolm X : a life of reinvention : a brief criticism / Rosemari Mealy --
Counterrevolution...in the flesh : the sexual politics of Manning Marable in Viking Press's Malcolm X : a life of reinvention / Greg Thomas --
Dealing with a few reinventions in Manning Marable's book on Brother Malcom / A. Peter Bailey --
A life of revolutionary transformation : a critique of Manning Marable's Malcolm X : a life of reinvention / Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua --
It's not that complicated : Malcolm X was a revolutionary : confused terminology, concepts Mar Marble biography / Eugene Puryear --
Jared Ball radio interview with Karl Evanzz on WPFW 89.3 FM, April 15, 2011 ; Paper tiger : Manning Marable's poison pen / Karl Evanzz --
Jared Ball interview with William Sales, June 3, 2011 / William A. Sales, Jr. --
Jared Ball interview with Zak Kondo, April 11, 2011 / Zak Kondo --
Manning Marable's Malcolm X book / Amiri Baraka --
Blues for Manning Marable / Margo Arnold --
Manning Marable and the triumph of American liberalism in Malcolm X : a life of reinvention / Christopher M. Tinson --
Coda : objectivity vs. memory / Todd Steven Burroughs.
|Other Titles:||Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X|
|Responsibility:||edited by Jared A. Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs.|
A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable's biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Marable's book was controversially acclaimed by some as his magna opus. At the same time, it was denounced and debated by others as a worthless read full of conjecture, errors, and without any new factual content. In this collection of critical essays, editors Jared Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs lead a group of established and emerging Black scholars and activists who take a clear stance in this controversy: Marable's biography is at best flawed and at worst a major setback in American history, African American studies, and scholarship on the life of Malcolm X. In the tradition of John Henrik Clarke's classic anthology "(BWilliam Styron's Nat Turner: Ten Black Writers Respond," this volume provides a striking critique of Marable's text. In 1968, Clarke and his assembled writers felt it essential to respond to Styron's fictionalized and ahistorical Nat Turner, the heroic leader of one of America's most famous revolts against enslavement. In A Lie of Reinvention, the editors sense a different threat to an African American icon, Malcolm X. This time, the threat is presented as an authoritative biography. To counter the threat, Ball and Burroughs respond with a barbed collection of commentaries of Marable's text.The essays come from all quarters of the Black community. From behind prison walls, Mumia Abu-Jamal revises his prior public praise of Marable's book with an essay written specifically for this volume. A. Peter Bailey, a veteran journalist who worked with Malcolm X's Organization for Afro-American Unity, disputes how he is characterized in Marable's book. Bill Strickland, who also knew Malcolm X, provides what he calls a "(Bpersonal critique" of the biography. Younger scholars such as Kali Akuno, Kamau Franklin, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Christopher M. Tinson, Eugene Puryear and Greg Thomas join veterans Rosmari Mealy, Raymond Winbush, Amiri Baraka and Karl Evanzz in pointing out historical problems and ideological misinterpretations in Marable's work.
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