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The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (Paperback)

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This monumental new book, the culmination of nearly 30 years of work by Les Payne (continued after his passing by his daughter, Tamara Payne), crafts an expansive vision and remembering of the man who brought us all a little closer to freedom. Written with immense care, detail, and dedication and drawing on interviews with people ranging from FBI informants to childhood friends of Malcolm, The Dead Are Arising is a necessary companion to the Autobiography of Malcolm X for understanding Malcolm X and his contribution to Black liberation.

— Citlalli

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An epic, award-winning biography of Malcolm X that draws on hundreds of hours of personal interviews and rewrites much of the known narrative.


Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to create an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic, National Book Award–winning biography, which interweaves previously unknown details of Malcolm X’s life—from harrowing Depression-era vignettes to a moment-by-moment retelling of the 1965 assassination—into an extraordinary account that contextualizes Malcolm X’s life against the wider currents of American history. Bookended by essays from Tamara Payne, Payne’s daughter and primary researcher, who heroically completed the biography after her father’s death in 2018, The Dead Are Arising affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle.

About the Author


Les Payne (1941–2018) was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and was a Pulitzer Prize–winning American journalist. He served as an editor and columnist at Newsday and was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists.

 



Tamara Payne acted as Les Payne’s principal researcher. She lives in New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781324091059
ISBN-10: 1324091053
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 656
Language: English