Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 46 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 46 Summary

In the fall, Kunta Kinte is given the job of harvesting and storing the pumpkins. Kunta has learned many of the toubob words now, and although he does not wish to communicate, he shows that he understands. Kunta notices other plants being harvested as well. Kunta takes special notice of the tobacco, something that is forbidden by Allah. Kunta feels the same way about tobacco as he does about swine.

Kunta notices that the women don’t tie their hair the same way as the women back home and they beat their clothes against folded pieces of tin to get them clean in the wash water. Kunta wonders why these women don’t do things “properly” as they are done in Africa.

After all of the crops are harvested and...

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