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Roots : the saga of an American family

Author: Alex Haley; Avery Brooks; Michael Eric Dyson; BBC Audiobooks America.
Publisher: North Kingstown : BBC Audiobooks America/Sound library, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : 30th anniv. edView all editions and formats
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"It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Haley; Avery Brooks; Michael Eric Dyson; BBC Audiobooks America.
ISBN: 9780792748526 0792748522 9781602831971 1602831971
OCLC Number: 137237159
Notes: Complete and unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Narrated by Avery Brooks ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 1977
Description: 24 sound discs (30 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Alex Haley.

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"It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the "African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people."--Container.

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