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Roots [sound recording] : the saga of an American family / by Alex Haley
Audiobooks Audiobooks | BBC Audiobooks America | p2007 | 30th anniv. ed. ; library ed.
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Imprint
North Kingstown : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007.
Edition
30th anniv. ed. ; library ed.
Descript
24 sound discs (30 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note
"Sound library."
Performer
Narrated by Avery Brooks ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson.
Note
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Awards
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, 1977.
Summary
"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.
Local Note
BBC, 2-09
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ISBN
9780792748526
0792748522
Music #
SLD 1111 BBC Audiobooks America
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