Alex Haley wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X in 1965, besides Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
Malcolm X never saw the book. He was killed right before the manuscript went to press.
Other literary works by Haley include a biography of the security guard Frank Wills, who discovered the break-in at Watergate, A Different Kind of Christmas, and his last book, Queen, in 1993, completed by David Stevens.
In 1976, Haley published Roots, a novel based on his family’s history.
It is the story of Kunta Kinte, kidnapped in The Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold as a slave.
Haley claimed to be a seventh-shirri descendant of Kunta Kinte, and work on the novel involved ten years of research, travel and writing.
Haley died in early 1992.