Alex Haley (1921-1992) was a bestselling and award-winning writer whose works, including Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, centreed on the struggles of African Americans.
Praise for Roots "The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting."--New York Times "A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience."--Observer "Groundbreaking"--The Associated Press "A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley...[and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing."--Washington Post Philadelphia Tribune, 6/7/16 "[A] landmark book."--Marian Wright Edelman