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❮PDF❯ ✩ Roots Author Alex Haley – Babyandbeyondshow.co.uk When he was a boy in Henning Tennessee Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family—stories that went back to her grandparents and their grandparents down through the generatWhen he was a boy in Henning Tennessee Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family—stories that went back to her grandparents and their grandparents down through the generations all the way to a man she called the African She said he had lived across the ocean near what he called the Kamby Bolongo and had been out in the forest one day chopping wood to make a drum when he was set upon by four men beaten chained and dragged aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial AmericaStill vividly remembering the stories after he grew up and became a writer Haley began to search for documentation that might authenticate the narrative It took ten years and a half a million m.

Iles of travel across three continents to find it but finally in an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work he discovered not only the name of the African—Kunta Kinte—but the precise location of Juffure the very village in The Gambia West Africa from which he was abducted in 1767 at the age of sixteen and taken on the Lord Ligonier to Maryland and sold to a Virginia planterHaley has talked in Juffure with his own African sixth cousins On September 29 1967 he stood on the dock in Annapolis where his great great great great grandfather was taken ashore on September 29 1767 Now he has written the monumental two century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came aft.

roots kindle Roots KindleIles of travel across three continents to find it but finally in an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work he discovered not only the name of the African—Kunta Kinte—but the precise location of Juffure the very village in The Gambia West Africa from which he was abducted in 1767 at the age of sixteen and taken on the Lord Ligonier to Maryland and sold to a Virginia planterHaley has talked in Juffure with his own African sixth cousins On September 29 1967 he stood on the dock in Annapolis where his great great great great grandfather was taken ashore on September 29 1767 Now he has written the monumental two century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came aft.

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Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was an American writer He is best known as the author of Roots The Saga of an American Family and of The Autobiography of Malcolm X the latter of which he wrote in collaboration with Malcolm X

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  1. Nandakishore Varma Nandakishore Varma says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots Kindle I read this book long long ago came across it while going through a book list here on Goodreads and suddenly felt the urge to post a reviewDear Kunta KinteWe are separated by time space and culture Throughout your largely tragic life you would never have imagined that your story would ever be written let alone read by a bookish teenager in far away India for whom slavery till that day was only a fact learned from school textbooks mucked up to pass hated history exams However Mr Kinte you


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleRoots The Saga of an American Family Roots Alex Haley Roots The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in 1976 Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte—a young man taken from the Gambia when he was seventeen and sold as a slave—and seven generations of his descendants in the United States Kunta a Mandinka living by the River Gambia has a difficult but free childhood in his village Juffure His village subsists on farming and sometimes they lack


  3. Ebookwormy1 Ebookwormy1 says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleThis book was astonishing to me particularly the narrative of Kunta Kinte's life This is why I read What an amazing description of African culture and the rights of manhood Then the horrible violation of slavery and the cross cultural experience of an African joining slaves who were predominately born in the United States Sounds silly but though I've read many books on slavery none have dealt with the differences among slaves themselves and how growing up as a


  4. Tahera Tahera says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleI remember watching the mini series of this book on TV around the same time we were studying about early American history in school I finally got my hands on this book a few years back when a friend lent it to me and since she was clearing her bookshelf I was than happy to keep the copyI still have it A gripping and gritting portrayal of the story of a tribal prince Kunta Kinte who is snatched from his homeland of Africa and thrown into a nightmare of slavery in America and how not only he but his subseuent generation of descendants fight against odd


  5. Duane Duane says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleMagnificent The epic chronicle of a family through many generations of cruelty hardship and suffering But it's much than that really; it's the history of slavery in America What happened to the characters in this book happened to millions of others and it's a story that needed to be told and Alex Haley did a masterful job of t


  6. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleI was only 8 when Roots came out and my family being of the average racist variety in Florida at the time we did not watch it on TV in 1977 In the meantime I did a lot of work to unroot that racism I was brought up with and read widely Alice Walker Toni Morrison Toni Cade Bambara Zora Neale Hurston Malcolm X Ralph Ellison etc but until now some 43 years later I read Roots by Alex Haley It was a moving experience particularly the middle passage of Kunta Kinta from La Gambia to 'Napolis which I found particularly horrifying In the coda Chapter 120 Alex Haley says that he purposefully took a freighter along that same route sleeping in the hold nearly naked on a wooden plank Hardcore Now there were several lawsuits one of which Haley lost for plagiarism of parts of Roots This did bother me a little bit but it didn't take away from the narrativeRoots is the story of Alex Haley's family from his ancestor Kunta Kinte who


  7. Ashley Ashley says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleI honestly can't believe how much I enjoyed this book It's been sitting on my shelf for about half a year now and I've been wanting to read it as soon as I got it I always just started another book though and always said next timeI finally picked it up 6 days ago and finished it about 10 minutes ago The beginning was wonderful I was so enthralled with Africa and Kunta Kinte and his family and the whole works The way they lived the culture the traditions it was like reading


  8. Heather Heather says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleI don't know why I've never read this book before now It's excellent Yes as a Midwestern middle aged white person the repeated use of the N word was jarring but definitely necessary to the story It got a point across that I don't think would have been properly conveyed any other way I'm going to re watch the miniseries soon It came out when I was in grade school so I don't remember it well But I highly recommend the book


  9. Susan& Susan& says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleI loved both the book and movie versions of this powerful historical saga I will never forget the indomitable Kunta Kinte This book changed my very sheltered teenage world view Decades later I am now reading Esi Edugyan's Washington Black and once again I am brought face to face with humanity's truly awful dark side I have to read these gut wrenching novels in bits and pieces because my poor aging heart can no longer take so much horror in one long sittingWith the perspective of time and and my own life experience and after reading Roots and many other historical novels I've come to realize this We humans constantly abuse POWER whether it


  10. Michelle Michelle says:

    Kindle babyandbeyondshow.co.uk Ð Roots MOBI à roots kindle, Roots KindleI am at least a fifth generation genealogist I was ten when this book was first published and made into a miniseries But I was allowed to stay up that entire week of January 23 – January 30 1977 to watch it in its entirety I thought the cast did an excellent job To this day I still believe that the book was much better than the movie But as Dr Henry Louis Gates Jr once pointed out Most of us feel it's highly unlikely that Alex actually found the village whence his ancestors sprang Roots is a work of the imagination rather than strict historical scholarship


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