The story of Malcolm X's journey to Islam is world known. But how many stories do we have of the brave women who joined on to the Nation of Islam? Very few. To add to the dilemma, black women face unfair stereotypes when it comes to their acceptance of Islam. Many people unfairly accuse them of joining for vain reasons such as marriage and the desire to imitate Arab culture. This book will change the narrative about Black Muslim women. A Final Call to Self is a story of courage, audacity, failure, and triumph. The author shares how she went from a religiously confused child, military cadet, to a registered member in the Nation of Islam. Here is proof that black women too have revolutionary thoughts of identity, freedom, liberation, and spirituality.
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About the Author
Sister Crystal X, as she likes to be called, is a native of Monroe, LA. Born to a single mother of four, she writes about her early life as a C.O.G.I.C church girl and what lead her to find Islam. Since she was a young girl she had a deep love for black people which was nurtured by her early educators. Like all young women entering adulthood, she had her life all planned out and was on track to becoming an army lieutenant. However, after being reacquainted with the teachings of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad she quickly redirected her life to join the Nation of Islam. She has been an active member since and hasn't looked back. Currently she's pursuing a doctoral degree in public policy to further her knowledge of social and economic justice. She hopes this book inspires the next person struggling religiously to answer the call to self which is righteousness.