Seeking Malcolm

How do you write about a legend?  Especially one as controversial, as enshrouded in pain, loss, myth, and pride, as the man known as Malcolm X?  And how do you write about a legend when the legend has already written about himself? The answer, to me, was to use historical fiction, a genre as scorned as it is popular.  There is a good reason for both attitudes.  Historical fiction has been widely abused over the years, converted into a dumping ground for too many writer’ soggy romantic notions, sexual fantasies, stuffy boys’ adventure stories, or far-fetched “alternative” histories (“What if Read More