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Author: Alex Haley
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the extraordinary account of Alex Haley's own 12 year search for his family's origins. Tracing his ancestry through six generations he discovered a 16 year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alex Haley; Haley (Family); Kinte (Family)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Haley
ISBN: 0099522004 9780099522003 0099362813 9780099362814
OCLC Number: 24723162
Notes: First published in Great Britain by Hutchinson, 1977.
Description: viii, 688 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Alex Haley.

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Tracing his ancestry through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, the author discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. This  Read more...

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"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting" New York Times "A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black Read more...

 
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