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ISBN-10: 0791082490

ISBN-13: 9780791082492

ISBN-10: 1438100701

ISBN-13: 9781438100708

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The years of rejection by publishers had not stopped Haley from believing in himself, however, and he continued to spend his nights in front of his typewriter at work on his own projects, tirelessly teaching himself the skills he would need to survive as a journalist. “The idea that one could roll a blank sheet of paper into a typewriter and write something on it that other people would care to read,” Haley explained years later of his stubborn refusal to give up on his literary ambitions, “challenged, intrigued, exhilarated me—and does to this day.

Certainly, he conceded, the tales that his grandmother and her sisters told were based on people who really lived and things that really happened, but the names, the words, and the details had, he believed with equal certainty, been far too distorted by time and the imperfections of memory for anyone ever to match them with the records of the family’s remote African past—if such records existed at all. During Haley’s early years working as a writer in New York City, his idea for developing the story of his own family kept getting pushed aside by other, less ambitious projects.

My father was a big, six-foot-four, very black man. He had only one eye. How he had lost the other one I have never known. He was from Reynolds, Georgia, where he had left school after the third or maybe fourth grade. He believed, as did Marcus Garvey, that freedom, independence and self-respect could never be achieved by the Negro in America, and that therefore the Negro should leave America to the white man and return to his African land of origin. Among the reasons my father had decided to risk and dedicate his life to help disseminate this philosophy among his people was that he had seen four of his six brothers die by violence, three of them killed by white men, including one by lynching.

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