Roots, Volume 167
This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women.
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Amos—" Irene hesitated just enough to confirm L'il Kizzy's jealously narrowing
eyes, then continued, "Ashford say de gal right on de same plantation wid one o'
his'n. He claim Amos go see her some weeknights, twixt seein' you Sundays.
"But maybe she will," said Virgil, nodding toward Irene's baby. "Don't seem likely,"
said Irene, "much as I like to b'lieve it. You put together all de slaves in de South,
wid even jes' fiel' hands bringin' eight an' nine hunnud dollars apiece, dat's ...
"'Cause she been throwin' up a lot ever since we got here." "Ain't no wonder. She
don't look to have hardly de strength of a bird," said Irene. "You ain't had no
business bringin' her all dat long way right dis time nohow," Matilda added
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I've never seen the miniseries, so I came to this saga of Kunta Kinte and his descendants with no idea what to expect. And there's so much here. So many events, so many lives, so much tragedy, so much ... Read full review
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This is the epic story following the family of Kunta Kinte, who was kidnapped as a teenager from his home in Africa to be a slave in the US. His family is dramatically followed down the line to Alex ... Read full review