Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Publish date: September 12th 2013
Publisher: Sound Library
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, African American
Oh, Kunta Kinte. You poor, inspirational soul. You were stolen from your home, had your freedom taken from you, along with your language, your family, your culture, your identity. But not your name, your dignity or your history. I think the chapters in Africa were the most stressful for me, becaus...
The concept of this book is ambitious, and intriguing. There are both advantages and disadvantages of this narrow approach to telling black America's history—what it lacks in breadth, it makes up for in depth. And vice-versa, it must be said. The conditions of slavery described here seem—to my imper...
OMG, my biggest accomplishment in reading to date has been completed! I am so tempted to fall on my face, kick, swing my arms, scream, laugh & roll around on the floor in glee! Ecstatic much?!?! lolI first bought this book in approximately 2006-2008 (within about the same time of the 30th year anniv...
The teenage self who first read this book would have given it five stars without hesitation. The conception is brilliant. I don't think there's a better way to really absorb history, and really inspire people to dig deeper, than what this purported to do. To really have you come face to face with hi...
Just fantastic. Incredibly researched and so well written.