Each month, M.O.U.S.E. will provide an excellent book to read for our avid bibliophile (lover of books) and people that want to feed their minds.
The M.O.U.S.E. book club selection for August is the classic, The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley.
The book tells the story of a Malcolm Little (turned Malcolm X and also referred to as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) that grew up in Lansing, Michigan in a household of seven siblings and a father, who was an admirer of Marcus Garvey, and a mother, that would later be put into a mental hospital. After bouncing around from foster houses (Boston to Harlem) Malcolm Little (at the time known as Detroit Red) eventually finds himself in jail (double entendre).
While in jail, Malcolm’s family told him that they found the official religion of his ancestors and introduced him to The Nation of Islam (the leader during that time was a man named Elijah Muhammad). This finding aroused a change in Malcolm, and for the rest of his mainstay in prison he devoted every waking moment to completely re-teaching himself the English language and educating himself on the origins of his people.
Throughout this classic autobiography, you will see what knowledge (accompanied with an ambition to learn) can do for any human being that puts his or her mind to liberating themselves from mental oppression and backing it with faith.
This is a very important read for anybody that believes in equality and justice for all humans and wants to be more culturally informed in literature that is often overlooked by the masses.
Hope you enjoy!
- The Tribe Of Building Minds Faster