Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 6 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 6 Summary

As the crops get closer and closer to harvest (meaning there are more things to find and eat), little Kunta suddenly notices that his mother, Binta, seems to be moving a lot slower than she used to move. Her belly is quite large, and Kunta Kinte wonders why. Kunta’s confusion is furthered one night when his father shakes him awake in Binta’s hut (something that never happens) and carries Kunta to Omoro’s own hut amid the low and strange moans of his mother and the bustling movements of other women. In the morning, Omoro proudly tells Kunta Kinte that he has a baby brother.

Kunta ponders how important something must be to make his stern father that proud. Soon Kunta is called in to see his mother and the new baby,...

(The entire section is 525 words.)