RT Sound Recording DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 137237159 LA English T1 Roots the saga of an American family A1 Haley, Alex., Brooks, Avery., Dyson, Michael Eric., BBC Audiobooks America., PB BBC Audiobooks America/Sound library PP North Kingstown YR 2007 SN 9780792748526 0792748522 9781602831971 1602831971 AB "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.