Roots

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The radical, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Alex Haley’s own twelve-year search for his family’s origins: a powerful memoir, a history of slavery and a landmark in African-American literature

Tracing his ancestry through six generations of architects, lawyers, blacksmiths, farmers, freedmen and slaves, Alex Haley’s research took him back to Africa and a sixteen-year-old youth named Kunta Kinte. Torn from his homeland and brought to the slave markets of the New World, re-imagining Kunta’s journey would allow Haley to explore his family’s deep and distant past.

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The radical, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Alex Haley’s own twelve-year search for his family’s origins: a powerful memoir, a history of slavery and a landmark in African-American literature

Tracing his ancestry through six generations of architects, lawyers, blacksmiths, farmers, freedmen and slaves, Alex Haley’s research took him back to Africa and a sixteen-year-old youth named Kunta Kinte. Torn from his homeland and brought to the slave markets of the New World, re-imagining Kunta’s journey would allow Haley to explore his family’s deep and distant past.

 

Publisher: Vintage Classics

Paperback

2018

ISBN: 9781784873387