Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 27 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 27 Summary

Now being a man and assigned to examining with diligence the women’s cooking pots (among other things), Kunta Kinte gets a bit disappointed because there doesn’t seem to be a single pot left to check. The number of young men who successfully return from their recent manhood training are so numerous that even after pots and wells are checked, rechecked, and checked again, there is simply nothing left to be done. Kunta doesn’t get too upset about this, however, because it affords Kunta the time to work on his small farming plot.

The Council of Elders has generously given each young man a plot of land on which to farm his own couscous, groundnuts, or whatever he might like. The young single men need to live off this...

(The entire section is 516 words.)