Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Coverage of... Manning Marable and Malcolm X

[An HBW collaboration with Howard Rambsy II via SIUE Black Studies]

The shocking passing of Manning Marable and the long-awaited publication of his biography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention have prompted quite a bit of commentary.
Our work with the Project on the History of Black Writing prompted us to keep track of the coverage on Marable's death and the publication of his book on Malcolm.

Notices of Marable’s death:
Sheryl Huggins Salomon, TheRoot:
Black Studies Scholar Manning Marable Dead at 60 

Remembrances of Marable by friends and colleagues:
Melissa Harris-Perry, The Nation:
The Great Wells of Manning Marable
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Chronicle of Higher Education:
Manning Marable: In Memoriam
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Black Voices:
Remembering Manning Marable 
Leith Mullings, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Zaheer Ali, The Michael Dyson Show: Remembering Manning Marable 
Russell Rickford, TheRoot: A Eulogy for Manning Marable

Articles, notes on Marable and his Work:
The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning: Manning Marable (1950 - 2011)
Caitlin Brown, Columbia Daily Spectator: Prof. Marable Remembered for Work on Race Relations
Reviews of Marable Malcolm X biography:

Maytha Alhassen, CNN:
The biographer who shattered Malcolm X Myths
Zaheer Ali with Michel Martin on "Tell Me More," NPR:
New Biography Raises Questions About Malcolm X’s Sexuality
Peter James Hudson, Guardian:
A Radical Rereading of the Life of Malcolm X
David J. Garrow, The Wilson Quarterly:
A Revisionist's History 
Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press:
Malcolm X's Daughters Unhappy With New Book
Wil Haygood, Washington Post: Manning Marable's 'Malcolm X' 
Monique W. Morris, theGrio:
What Marable would want us to know about Malcolm X
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times:
Peeling Away Multiple Masks
Karl Evanzz Paper Tiger: Manning Marable's Poison Pen
Wilbert Rideau, Financial Times: Malcolm X
Andrew Anthony, The Observer:
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
David D'Arcy, The National:
The X factor: New Book on Black leader Illuminates Assassination Mystery
Boyce Watkins, TheBlackMan.com:
Malcolm X Book by Marable Disappoints Malcolm's Daughters

Recent essay reviews focusing on Malcolm X 

David Remnick, The New Yorker:
"The Making and Remaking of Malcolm X" 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic: "The Legacy of Malcolm X” 

Audio and video:

Richard Prince, Todd Steven Burroughs with Jared Ball, WPFW 89.3 FM, "Legacy Edition of We Ourselves" (radio program)
Marable’s Malcolm X a “Fraud?”

Commentary about Reviews and Coverage:

Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times: Inside the Bestseller List: X Factor...biography "hits No. 3" on the nonfiction list this week.
David Montgomery, Washington Post:
Negative Review of Manning Marable Malcolm X Biography Rejected by Paper
Maryann Yin, mediabistro:
Malcolm X Review Generates Controversy

Excerpts, interviews, videos, background on Marable biography:

Marable, New York Times, 'Malcolm X' (excerpt)
Marable, "Malcolm and Harlem" (youtube) 

Marable with Amy Goodman,  

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