13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2003
from the writer of the world famous book and tv series ROOTS. this is the researched storey of haley's own decendants struggle of an african family trying to survive in anti african America .
it is one of the most moving books I have ever read. The story spans generations of the family showing how american attitudes slowly began to change toward acceptance of black americans.This book litrally had me in tears on an emotional roller coaster of a read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2012
This book, is something I had wanted to read for a long time, and I am so glad that I have, very thought provoking, and makes you smile and cry,, brilliat book read it,,x
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2013
An excellent read!!
If you enjoyed this book, make sure you read
"Roots" - by Alex Hayley and
"The African" by Harold Courlander
Note that Alex Hayley claimed "Roots" was fact, but after reading "The African" you will realise that this was not accurate.
Both books however are excellent reads......... read "Roots" first, and then "The African" next.