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Roots [electronic resource] : [the saga of an American family] / by Alex Haley.

Authors: Haley, Alex.
Call number: eAudiobook
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : Sound Library, 2007.
Publication date: 2007.
Subject: African Americans -- Biography.
African American families -- Biography.
Haley, Alex.
Haley family.
Kinte family.
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Title: Roots [electronic resource] : [the saga of an American family] / by Alex Haley.
Performer note: Read by Avery Brooks.
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
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Duration: 30:06:06.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary note: 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.
Genre: Electronic audiobooks.
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Brooks, Avery.
Available in other form: Original
ISBN: 9780792749677 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
0792749677 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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Bib No.: 1137445

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