Monday, April 18, 2011

The Coverage of Manning Marable and Malcolm X

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 and the publication of his book on Malcolm.

Notices of Marable’s passing:
Larry Rohter, New York Times: On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X, Biographer Dies
Sheryl Huggins Salomon, TheRoot: Black Studies Scholar Manning Marable Dead at 60 
Remembrances of Marable:
Chris King, St. Louis American: Remembering Manning Marable
Michael Eric Dyson, TheRootManning Marable: A Brother, A Mentor, A Great Mind
Melissa Harris-Perry, The NationThe Great Wells of Manning Marable
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Chronicle of Higher EducationManning 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
Johanna Fern├índez,  NUCOMINTERN: Globalizing Revolution: Of Manning, Mentors, and Radical Intellectuals
John Nichols The Nation: Manning Marable: A Public Intellectual in the Service of Democracy
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., Frost Illustrated: Tribute to Dr. Manning Marable (1950-2011): The importance of black historians
Howard Winant, Huffington Post: For Manning Marable
Jamala Rogers, St. Louis AmericanManning Marable
Timothy Patrick  McCarthy, The Nation: Honoring Marable
Stephen Lazar, GothamSchools, Remembering Manning Marable

Marable and his Work:
Julianne Malveaux, Washington InformerOn Marable and Malcolm X biography
Marc Katz, The Dayton Daily News: Author Marable Part of Dayton's Literary Legacy 
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
Sandra Ramos, The Cornell Daily Sun: Former Cornell Professor Manning Marable Dies

Reviews of Marable's Malcolm X biography:
Thomas Powers, London Review of Books, Too Fast
Nell Irvin Painter, Boston Globe: Beyond the Autobiography
Amiri Baraka, Chicken Bones: Manning Marable's Malcolm X Book
Maytha Alhassen, CNN: The biographer who shattered Malcolm X Myths
Peter James Hudson, Guardian: A Radical Rereading of the Life of Malcolm X
David J. Garrow, The Wilson Quarterly: A Revisionist's History 
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
Stanley Crouch, New York Daily News: The Malcolm X You Don't Know
Ann Levin, The Record (Columbia University news publication): Prof. Marable's Scholarship Lives On in Biography of Malcolm X
Michael Giltz, Huffington Post: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention--The Review
Starla Muhammad, Final Call: New Malcolm X Book Released by Late Scholar
Imani Perry,  San Francisco Chronicle: Malcolm X, by Manning Marable
The Economist: The Life of Malcolm X
Bobbi Booker, The Philadelphia Tribune: Malcolm X biography offers new insights into a complex life
Adam Bradley, The Barnes and Noble Review: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Geoff Wisner, Christian Science Monitor: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Doug Ireland, Gay City News: Malcolm X's Queer Affinities
Michael Dawson, The Root: Marable's Malcolm X Book Puts Icon in Context

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” 


NPR (audio and transcript):
Remembering Marable and His New 'Malcolm X'
Mourning A Mentor: Students Pay Tribute to Marable
Manning Marable's 'Reinvention' of Malcolm X
New Biography Raises Questions about Malcolm X's Sexuality 
Malcolm X's Daughter Disputes Claims in New Bio on Father

Audio, Images, & video: 
CBS News: New Book Questions Who Killed Malcolm X
CNN: New Details Emerge in Malcolm X's Death
The Nation: Manning Marable, 1950-2011 (slide show)
Michael Dyson, Bill Fletcher Jr. with Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now:
“Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention”: Biography Investigates Conflicted Reality of the Civil Rights Leader 
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 Responses to the Book:
Wendell Hassan Marsh, The Root: Malcolm X bio: Are We Missing the Point?
Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press: Malcolm X's Daughters Unhappy With New Book
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
Boyce Watkins, TheBlackMan.com: Malcolm X Book by Marable Disappoints Malcolm's Daughters
William Reed, Tri-State Defender: Literature and business cross paths in Marabel’s Malcolm X
Star-Ledger Staff, New Jersey Star-Ledger: In New Book, Historian alleges Newark man killed Malcolm X
Krissah Thompson, Washington Post: Manning Marable book revisits assassination of Malcolm X, names alleged triggerman
Cynthia S. Wright, Lez Get Real: What Does Malcolm X’s Sexuality Have To Do With It?
Amy Ellis Nutt and Barry Carter, Huffington Post: Muslim Man Denies Author's Claim That He Killed Malcolm X
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star: Who Killed Malcolm X
Boston Globe: Malcolm X: Finding the Inner Man
Bill Castanier, City Pulse: Debate Still Rages Over Malcolm X
Linda Tarrant-Reid, Florida Courier:
Book Doesn't Detract from Malcolm X's Legacy

Marable 'Malcolmology' youtube project:
Episode 4: Leaving the Nation
Episode 3: Malcolm and Harlem 
Episode 2: Growing up Garvey
Episode 1: Malcolmology


Excerpts and interviews related to Marable biography:
Marable, New York Times, 'Malcolm X' (excerpt)
Marable with Amy Goodman, Discussion of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention 2007

Resources
Noam Cohen, The New York Times: A Digital Critique of a Famous Autobiography
The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University  (Directed by Manning Marable)

3 comments:

Sojourner Marable Grimmett said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the good work. I recommend this review by Thomas Power for London Review of Books to be added to the list: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v33/n16/thomas-powers/too-fast

mio m

H. Rambsy said...

Thanks for the heads up. I added it.