Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 51 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 51 Summary

Kunta Kinte, of course, realizes he is on a completely different farm. Kunta marvels at the differences between the two. This new place is in much better condition. Even the slave cabins are whitewashed and in good repair. Some of the slaves even have their own vegetable and flower gardens. Kunta has some furniture in his simple cabin as well as a fork, knife, and spoon. Kunta can’t believe the stupidity of the new “massa” for allowing Kunta to have these things.

Kunta still avoids any contact with the other slaves on the plantation. He waits to go to the outhouse until all the others have gone to the fields. Bell no longer visits his cabin now either. Kunta eventually has to visit the cooking hut himself and is...

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