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Roots : the saga of an American family

Author: Alex Haley; Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, A member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014] ©1974
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Da Capo Press edition.; Miniseries tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Alex Haley; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Haley; Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9780306824852 030682485X
OCLC Number: 949669802
Notes: "A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's Digest."--Title page verso.
"Now a major History event series"--Cover.
Description: xi, 899 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Saga of an American family
Responsibility: Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots.

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The winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, reissued to tie in with an all-new four-night, eight-hour miniseries  Read more...
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Praise for Roots "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 Read more...

 
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