R is for:
ROOTS by Alex Haley
I read the book and watched a TV mini-series.
First Line: Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte.
End Line: I feel that they do watch and guide, and I also feel that they join me in the hope that this story of our people can help to alleviate the legacies of the fact that preponderantly the histories have been written by the winners.
It’s one thing to have the head knowledge of something important, it’s another to feel the importance, in your heart. I feel, this is where belief is born.