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"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" as a Basic Writing Text.

@article{Sirc1994TheAO,
  title={"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" as a Basic Writing Text.},
  author={Geoffrey Sirc},
  journal={Journal of Basic Writing},
  year={1994},
  volume={13},
  pages={50-77}
}
The Autobiography of Malcolm X offers important possiblities for basic writing classes. Malcolm's story a/lows students to reflect on the importance of literacy and their relations to it. It also a/lows them to chart, alongside Malcolm, their own perceptual growth: from a lack of knowledge, through a kind of jaded insider's savviness, to an intensified, ethical consciousness. The autobiography a/lows students to use personally meaningful sources to develop sophisticated scholarly inquiry… Expand
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