The Friends of the Library invites you to join us for an author presentation by Tamara Payne, discussing her book “The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X.”
Tamara Payne, with her late father, Les Payne, co-authored "The Dead Are Arising," a highly celebrated work that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Les was a nationally recognized editor and columnist at Newsday in addition to having been part of an earlier Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team.
Les spent some 30 years working on the life of Malcolm X before his death in 2018. Tamara was principal researcher and she completed the manuscript. The book is an important corrective to the numerous misconceptions about who Malcolm X was and his contributions to American life.
In his appraisal of the book, a New York Times reviewer wrote, “Malcolm’s presence is beautifully rendered…(and) it reconstructs the conditions and key moments of Malcolm’s life, thanks to hundreds of original interviews with his family, friends, colleagues and adversaries. Nobody has written a more poetic account.”
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Sacramento Observer, one of the nation’s leading African American newspapers.
Purchase Payne’s book at your favorite bookstore, and join us for a conversation with the author.
To request reasonable accommodations such as ASL interpretation or live captioning, please contact Maria Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 278-6230 at least five (5) business days in advance of the event or as soon as possible.