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Black Minded

Black Minded

The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X

by Michael E. Sawyer

Series: Black Critique

The first book on the political philosophy of this radical hero

Known as 'the angriest black man in America', Malcolm X was one of the most famous activists to ever live. Going beyond biography, Black Minded examines Malcolm X's philosophical system, restoring his thinking to the pantheon of Black Radical Thought.

Michael Sawyer argues that the foundational concepts of Malcolm X's political philosophy - economic and social justice, strident opposition to white supremacy and Black internationalism - are often obscured by an emphasis on biography. The text demonstrates the way in which Malcolm X's philosophy lies at the intersection of the thought of W.E.B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon and is an integral part of the revolutionary politics formed to alleviate the plight of people of African descent globally.

Exploring themes of ontology, the body, geographic space and revolution, Black Minded provides a much-needed appraisal of Malcolm X's political philosophy.

Michael Sawyer is assistant professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies in the Department of English at Colorado College. He is the author of An Africana Philosophy of Temporality (Palgrave Press, 2018).

1. Ontology
2. The Body
3. Geographic Space
4. Revolution

Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9780745340746
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745340739
eBook ISBN: 9781786806024

160 pages

135mm x 215mm

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