[Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson]
[Read by Avery Brooks]
One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue.
It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. -- When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. -- As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the African --Kunta Kinte-- as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. -- Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people -- slaves and freed men, farmers and lawyers, an architect, a teacher, and one acclaimed author -- descended from Kunta Kinte.
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The monumental bestseller! Alex Haley recaptures his family's history in this drama of eighteenth-century slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants.About the Author:
ALEX HALEY (1921-1992) is the author of Roots, one of the most celebrated novels of the 1970s. He spent twenty years in the Coast Guard until beginning his writing career working for a range of magazines before becoming a ghostwriter for his first major book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Haley spent years tracing his own family history and decided it went back to a single African man, Kunta Kinte, who was captured in Gambia and taken to the United States as a slave. That research led to Haley's epic book Roots, published in 1976 to wide acclaim. Haley is credited with inspiring interest in genealogy among African Americans.
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