My English teacher in secondary school introduced me to this book and it was brilliant. Some of you may know it as the television series but its humble beginnings was a simple novel. Alex Haley’s family history is painful and sad. I remember the scene when Kizzy is raped brutally by Tom Lea, her “owner”. It was horrifying and I cried. Their whole story is one of tribulation and finally a sense of settlement.
“Roots” tells a story of an American Family; where they came from and what they went through.