Manning Marable's 'Reinvention' Of Malcolm X

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In Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Manning Marable writes: "The great temptation for the biographer of an iconic figure is to portray him or her as a virtual saint, without the normal contradictions and blemishes that all human beings have. I have devoted so many years in the effort to understand the interior personality and mind of Malcolm that this temptation disappeared long ago."