Roots



A Special Tie In Edition To The Forthcoming Remake Of The Seminal Television Miniseries, Airing In 2016Tracing 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.Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize And The U.S National Book Award.Roots

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  • Paperback
  • 912 pages
  • Roots
  • Alex Haley
  • English
  • 03 July 2017
  • 030682485X

10 thoughts on “Roots

  1. says:

    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 review.Dear Kunta Kinte,We 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 Kin 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 review.Dear Kunta Kinte,We 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 e...

  2. says:

    Roots 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 It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America following his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to Haley The release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television adaptation, Roots 1977 , led to a cul Roots 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 It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America following his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to Haley The release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television adaptation, Roots 1977 , led to a cultural sensation i...

  3. says:

    This 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 slave shaped how African A This 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 slave shaped how African Americans thought and interacted both with whites and with newly arrived Africans I could understand why Alex Haley is the best selling African American author to date.I wanted to give this book a 5 But, two things prevented me from giving it the highes...

  4. says:

    Magnificent The epic chronicle of a family through many generations of cruelty, hardship and suffering But it s muchthan 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 telling it Roots should be required reading in high schools because all of us, regardless of age, race, or gender should understand this history You can t tell th Magnificent The epic chronicle of a family through many generations of cruelty, hardship and suffering But it s muchthan 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 telling it Roots should be required reading in high schools because all of us, regardless of a...

  5. says:

    Knjiga, a potom i serija, koje smo mnogo voleli Kako bi bilo lepo kad bi se neko setio evergrin naslova i ponovo objavio ovu knjigu Pre nekoliko godina sam nabavila originalni box set serije pa mogu da u ivam u njoj kad god po elim Makar ne to

  6. says:

    I 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 time I 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 of another I 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 time I 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 of another world almost literally How close of a family they were and the way they were raised is so far fetched of what it s like today These people were all about respect and their tight clans and villages They loved all of each other and they worked hard for what they had e...

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  8. says:

    I 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 I 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 wa...

  9. says:

    I opened the cover of this book with eagerness and excitement In fact, I informed my family I was finally reading Roots and I would be out of commission for the week I was then greeted by 192 pages of some of the dullest prose I have ever encountered Dull and monotonous writing Zero character development The exotic locale of Africa reduced to sand and thorns, with a few cardboard cut outs of Africans standing around.Then, on page 192 out of 900 , conflict finally creates the true beginning I opened the cover of this book with eagerness and excitement In fact, I informed my family I was finally re...

  10. says:

    African American writer Haley based this book on the oral stories of his family history, handed down to him as a child by his grandmother, who was part of a chain of family memory keepers going back to the 18th century, to and even before the arrival of their ancestor Kunta Kinte in this country as a kidnapped slave As an adult, Haley painstakingly researched the historical written records to confirm and amplify these stories, even traveling to West Africa, where a griot a keeper of tribal African American writer Haley based this book on the oral stories of his family history, handed down to him as a child by his grandmother, who was part of a chain of family memory keepers going back to the 18th century, to and even before the arrival of their ancestor Kunta Kinte in this country as a kidnapped slave As an adult, Haley painstakingly researched the historical written records to confirm and amplify these stories, even traveling to West Africa, where a griot a keeper of tribal genealogies and lore provided information that dovetailed with his family s own accounts This book, in large measure, is based on that research For this reason, most libraries including the one where I work have followed the Library of Congress in classifying and shelving it as nonfiction history That s not, however, an accurate label The author makes liberal...

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