Alex Haley


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Noun1.Alex Haley - United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)
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In 1976, Alex Haley published Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel that purported to trace the author's family history to before his African ancestors were enslaved and brought to the American continent (the veracity of some of the author's claims were later challenged).
Ball and Kellie Carter Jackson have compiled an honest and intriguing look at Roots and its creator, Alex Haley.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
He considers sexual identity and roots in mangrove literature in French from the Caribbean, African novels written in English, Sephardic writing from North Africa, Jewish American music, films of the Armenian diaspora, and southern novels about North Carolina, with discussion of works by Alex Haley, Sapho, Steve Reich, Atom Egoyan, Ken Bugul, Mariama Be, Ama Ata, Wole Soyinka, Thomas Wolfe, and Jim Grimsley.
In 1977, Alex Haley, the African-American author of the ground-breaking book, Roots, was sued by the writer Harold Courtander, who was white, for lifting large chunks of his book, The African.
Roots, originally a novel by Alex Haley, inspired a TV adaptation in 1977.
LB: When Alex Haley did the original research, we didn't know Juffureh was a major center of commerce.
Regina Benjamin, Alex Haley and Marian Wright Edelman are just a few of the distinguished HBCU alumni in this category.
Malik Mohammed Hassan is an American blind person, who converted to Islam after reading the works of several scholars like Alex Haley and Malcolm X.
The magazine has always had intellectual appeal with top writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Joyce Carol Oates, Vladimir Nabokov, James Baldwin and Alex Haley for men who liked to say they did not buy the magazine just for the pictures.
Later the powerful television series Roots, based on the book by Alex Haley, also touched a chord and at times was too painful for me to watch, as it portrayed how the author's ancestors had been taken in slavery from their homes in East Africa to work on cotton plantations where they experienced cruelty at the hands of their "masters.