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Roots by Alex Haley
Roots by Alex Haley
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring and humbling, 12 Nov 2004
This has to be one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Having been too young to appreciate the Roots mania in the late 1970s, I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up the book. A holiday in The Gambia a few years ago left me intrigued about the story of Kunte Kinte - and what an amazing story it is. I read the last of its 680 pages yesterday and still cannot stop thinking about it. It's humbling to think what others go through to allow the likes of me to live the comfortable and liberal middle class existence that I do. I would urge anyone thinking of buying this to do so - you will be instantly absorbed, inspired and enlightened.

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