Thursday, October 18, 2007

Roots by Alex Haley

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage... Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning no matter what our attainments in life". - Arthur Haley

The 30th anniversary edition of Roots by Alex Haley has just arrived at Yarra Plenty Regional Library. This book was first published in 1977 and is partly responsible in the upsurge of people researching their family history - which with the advent of the Internet still grows in popularity today.

Roots was also one of the first television mini-series. The story captured the imagination of people all over the world. It follows the life and descendants of Kunte Kinte who is brought to the shores of America as a slave from Africa.

The book went on to receive a Pulitzer Prize .

Place a hold on this book from our catalogue. It has been described as "one of the most important and influential books of our time".

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