Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family back through the generations, all the way to a man she called "the African". She said he had lived across the ocean and had been out in the forest one day chopping wood when he was set upon by four men, beaten, chained and dragged aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. Haley began to search for documentation that might authenticate the narrative. The result is this two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lumbermill workers and Pullman porters, lawyers and architects - and one author.
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"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting" ( New York Times)
"A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience" ( Observer)
"Groundbreaking" ( Associated Press)
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley... [and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing" ( Washington Post)
The extraordinary account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins
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Book Description Vintage, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Roots This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780099522003
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Book Description Arena, London, 1987. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Roots was the publishing sensation of the 1970's and remains one the most important 20th century literary event in black literature. It was adapted into the hugely popular, 12-hour television mini-series, ROOTS, in 1977and a 14-hour sequel, Roots:The Next Generations, in 1979. Alex Haley earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for Roots and the television mini-series received numerous awards, including nine Emmys. BOOK DETAILS: The contents are tight and sound throughout. Mild page tanning toward the extremities of the pages. Only other evidence of ageing is light foxing within the book.No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). A very good copy. 688pp. The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 580g. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed, will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 5835