Tracing his ancestry through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte.
It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 704 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/01/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099362814
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Review by Clurb
Roots follows the life of Kunte Kinte from his birth in a small African village, through his capture and sale into slavery in the United States and the life he builds for himself and his family there. This is a wonderful, all encompassing novel of strength, love and perseverance.