"The Man of
Many Faces" is a revelation! Finally here is the most comprehensive
and objective critique
of the Nuwaubian movement, detailing the life and teachings of the man
at the helm, Malachi Z. York.
What this book does above all, is allow the reader to go on a journey
through his life, examining in detail
his philosophies and actions, enabling both supporters and detractors
to arrive at their own conclusions.
It will, undoubtedly also
appeal to those who want to know more about Black Nationalism,
and the myriad
of movements this remarkable phenomenon has spawned, as it is a comprehensive
guide to the
achievements of black groups in the United States over the last hundred
years. For those equally
interested in the inner workings of the North American judicial system,
their curiosity will be satisfied
with the first hand descriptions and observations of the arrest and imprisonment
of Malachi York,
raising some disturbing questions as to the legitimacy of his conviction.
The book also intimately chronicles
the growth of Hip Hop culture during its so-called 'Golden Era' of the
1980s, lead by Afrika Bambaataa's Universal Zulu Nation and 5% Nation
of Gods & Earths under the direct influence of Dr. York and Minister
Farrakhan, and how the genre was originally rooted in African self-development
As a direct descendant of Sudanese
Religious & Political Reformer 'The Mahdi' Muhammad Ahmed,
and student of American Islamic Pioneer Shaikh Daoud Ahmad Faisal, York
would later incorporate
these influences with many aspects of Black Nationalism, first Championed
by Noble Drew Ali, Marcus
Garvey, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad & El Hajj Malik El Shabaaz (Malcolm
X) in America.
Determined not to repeat the mistakes made by his predecessors, York established
The Ansaaru Allah
/ Nubian Islamic Hebrew Mission during the late 1960's, for the purpose
of implementing his unique
vision for the future.
Above all, this book provides
hitherto unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the Nuwaubian
movement, including areas where York succeeded as well as ultimately failed.
Challenging the reader to
look beyond the Man, and instead examine his actions, question his decisions
as well as our own
prejudices - do we judge York differently because of his beliefs, or do
we admire him for his actions
in spite of them?
Overall this is the story of
one man's quest to raise the condition of his people, and what might have
been, had this movement been allowed to survive unhindered within the
U.S. And with all of the talk of
the "American Dream", we once again see a clear example of how this only
applies to those willing to
support the status quo.
Most importantly, this examination
will not only challenge many of the Media
surrounding the Nuwaubians, but also serve as a manual for current and
future generations eager to learn about successive offshoots of the Nuwaubian
philosophy throughout the black Diaspora, as testament to
Dr. York's teachings, and pursuit of the future development and true independence
of the black race.