This is an ambitious, heavy-hitting read. There is not a lot of happiness, although it tells stories that need to be known. I didn't like it as much as Roots, as I found the sudden leap to a new time and character every chapter a bit jarring as a reader.
"History is storytelling... We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must always ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth?"