Dr. Mutulu Shakur’s Book List

Must Reads:

An Unlikely Warrior Herman Ferguson
Iyluua Ferguson

American Radical
Susan Rosenberg

Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women
Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D.

One Crazy Summer
Rita Williams-Garcia

8 thoughts on “Books

  1. Thelma

    I know you probably hear this all the time, but Im a HUGE fan of 2pac’s and I was wondering when the book “N 2 Da Gutter” was due out? Thank you for keeping his memory alive. Much love!

  2. Katherine

    What books would you recommend for a mother raising 3 boys and a baby girl without many positive examples and role models to pull knowledge from? I am an avid reader, hungry for new knowledge. Thank you in advance. Katherine.

    1. Samantha L Bowden

      Stay strong sister. Malcolm X’s story is told in Manning Marable’s book ‘Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention’ and of course in his ‘autobiography’ written by Alex Haley. Both have an enormous impact on most readers, myself included.

      Wa salaam,

      Sammie Shakur

      1. Harold

        If you are checking out Manning Marable’s book, my suggestion is to please also obtain and read two other books: (i) By Any Means Necessary – Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented ed. Herb Boyd, and (ii) A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X eds. Jared A. Ball and Todd Stevens Burroughs.

        Both books help further clarify Malcolm’s pragmatic and theoretical growth, as they include both primary source contributions (from his friends and colleagues) and other fresh research; identification and analysis of factual mistakes in Manning’s text (there are many); as well as, closer examination of some of Manning’s conclusions, which raise questions about Manning’s scholarship.


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