Alex Haley - Roots (1990 - Vintage) (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1977 (This Ed. 1990 - Vintage)
- ISBN : 9780099362814
- SKU : SHB000738
- PPC : SP450
- Quantity Available : 1
Alex Haley has written the monumental two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lumber mill workers and Pullman porters, lawyers and architects - and one author.
But Haley has done more than recapture the history of his own family. As the first black American writer to trace his origins back to their roots, he has told the story of 25,000,000 Americans of African descent. He has rediscovered for an entire people a rich cultural heritage that slavery took away from them, along with their names and their identities. But Roots speaks, finally, not just to blacks, or to whites, but to all people and all races everywhere, for the story it tells is one of the most eloquent testimonials ever written to the indomitably of the human spirit.
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