Roots Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a story about about an African girl searching for her roots. Kunta Kinte is her great grandfather who lived and worked on a white man's farm. The book shows what Kunta goes through when his girl child is sold to another white man. She is raped by the white man and she gives birth to his children .All of this is quitely borne by White man's wife. Later on one of her children becomes White man's horseman. The book clearly shows what Africans went through under white colonial rule. It is the reflection of pain, hurt, and humiliation they suffered at the hands of their white bosses.
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The review of this Book prepared by nidhi

From the beautiful lush west african shores young healthy HUMANS!!! are plucked from their native villages, only to face the horrors that await them in the thriving new world. The story begins with a boy called Kunte Kinte forced into slavery and progresses through many generations who endure the worst of human tragedies.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!!!! Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe    -   American South Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   slave    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   rape/molest Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   little dialog

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