The following interview is with Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of the late Malcolm X, and co-author with Kekla Magoon of X: A Novel. Shabazz is also the author of Growing Up X and Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X. In X: A Novel, Shabazz explores her father's adolescent years as he leaves Lansing, Michigan for the east coast only to find himself at the end of the novel in prison. Shabazz talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about why she writes about her father's life, the optimistic outlook of the book, the difficult choices young people face, and the novel she is currently working on.
Friday, July 17, 2015