Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 24 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 24 Summary

The kintango informs Kunta Kinte and the others in the jujuo for manhood training that they are finally “experiencing rebirth as men.” Now they are ready to learn all about war and about how to be warriors. First, an important fact is reviewed: Mandinkas only fight when provoked, but when they are encouraged to make war, they do so with only the finest of warriors.

Kunta Kinte and his friends learn all about Mandinka battle strategy (such as to leave your enemy an escape route so he doesn’t become savage in his attack and to begin a battle after noon so that the enemy can retreat into darkness). Kunta is also taught that there are three kinds of men who should never be harmed in battle: marabouts, griots, and...

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