Malcolm X and Africa

by A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh


*Honorable Mention for the 2016 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award.

“This is an authoritative book on a critical aspect of Malcolm X’s courageous political work and thought. Connecting the struggle of Africans and African Americans for liberation to the geopolitics of the Cold War in Africa, this impressive book documents Malcolm X’s passionate commitment to Pan-Africanism and black internationalism during the turbulent age of decolonization. To bring this important story to life, the authors masterfully integrate the scholarship on the US Black freedom struggle and Africa’s anticolonial nationalism. Impressive in depth and breadth, the book is lucid and analytical—a powerful testament to Malcolm X’s legacy to African and African American liberation.” —Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies & History, Bowdoin College


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