Roots

by Alex Haley

4.4/5

Tracing 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.

“Through this flesh, which is us, we are you, and you are us!”

Alex Haley, Roots