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Roots
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Good story but ...

6 years, 1 month ago at Aug 3 12:36
After reading a good story, I sometimes investigate it. I was disappointed to learn:
1. The genealogy to the original man (Kunte) was wishful thinking at best since Kunte died a couple of years before Kizzy (Haley's ancestor) was born.
2. The story on the African side (about a quarter of the book) took material very heavily from a previous book and Haley had to pay a large settlemen... read more
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Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 21 January 1994
ISBN-10 : 0099362813 | ISBN-13: 9780099362814
Historical (1), Novels (1), North America (1), Africa (1), 1970-1999 (1), America (1), Fiction (1)
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Hourglass Women posted a review 6 years, 1 month ago

Good story but ...

“After reading a good story, I sometimes investigate it. I was disappointed to learn:

1. The genealogy to the original man (Kunte) was wishful thinking at best since Kunte died a couple of years before Kizzy (Haley's ancestor) was born.

2. The story on the African side (about a quarter of the book) took material very heavily from a previous book and Haley had to pay a large settlement to this author.

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