|Listening Length||30 hours and 5 minutes|
|Publisher||Random House AudioBooks|
Is the book Roots a true story?
Historical accuracy. Haley called his novel “faction” and acknowledged most of the dialogue and incidents were fictional. However, he claimed to have traced his family lineage back to Kunta Kinte, an African taken from the village of Juffure in what is now The Gambia.
What is Roots by Alex Haley about?
Alex Haley’s Roots is the monumental two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him. By tracing back his own roots, Haley tells the story of 39 million Americans of African descent.
Did Kunta Kinte really exist?
Who is Kunta Kinte? Kunta Kinte is a fictional African slave taken to 18th-century America in the novel and adapted TV series Roots. Based on the character and his experience, Kunta Kinte is also used as a derogatory name for an African person who has recently immigrated to a new place.