The Dead Are Arising sets out to provide a much fuller picture of the life and death of Malcolm X, drawing on interviews with his friends and family to assess his contribution in the context of the times. The book is based on decades of painstaking research by Les Payne, who died before it was completed, and his daughter Tamara.... It is as much a history of US race relations as it is a biography of the black revolutionary.... The Dead Are Arising rightly sees Malcolm's split from the cult-like Nation of Islam as inevitable, given the organisation's reactionary political stances.--Kehinde Andrews - The Guardian
The Dead Are Arising. . . will become the definitive biography of Malcolm X.--Ray Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State
WINNER -- 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION - TIME Magazine -- 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 - A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection - Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library - Excerpted in The New Yorker - Longlisted -- Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction - Best Books of Fall 2020 -- O, the Oprah Magazine, The Week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.