Roots – Review

“Haley’s monumental achievement helped convince the nation that the black story is the American story. He also made it clear that black humanity is a shining beacon that miraculously endured slavery’s brutal horrors.” – Introduction to Roots from Michael Dyson Where do I start in attempting to convey how this book consumed my mental spaceContinue reading “Roots – Review”

Roots Discussion Post – Week 5

This week we’re discussing Ch 81-100, Kizzy is sold away from her parents and life as she’s known it changes completely. Kunta’s worst fear was that his daughter become a field hand. Forever separated from her parents, we follow her life on the plantation of a poor white master, Master Lea, who is nothing likeContinue reading “Roots Discussion Post – Week 5”

Roots Discussion Post – Week 4

In Ch 61-80, Kunta gets married, has a daughter and names her the same way his father named him over 40 years ago. Kunta learns still more about life as a slave and Bell asks him something he hadn’t thought about in years, about running away. We examine relationships and also watch the Fiddler’s heartContinue reading “Roots Discussion Post – Week 4”

My Week in Books and Tea 2.23.19

This week’s installment of books and tea will be a bit different, especially since, wait for it..I didn’t finish any books. So I’ll share some of the things I particularly enjoyed this week outside of reading. What I’ve done this week I didn’t finish any books this week! I’m a little surprised myself but it’sContinue reading “My Week in Books and Tea 2.23.19”

Roots by Alex Haley – Discussion Post – Week 3

This week’s reading of Ch 41-60 was about the change in Kunta’s identity from a once free man to a different man, as a Slave. I thought about how slavery steals more than just a person’s freedom. “And the main thing he wanted him to understand was why he refused to surrender his name orContinue reading “Roots by Alex Haley – Discussion Post – Week 3”