In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta. Written by
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Kunta's father extols Alla ahu Akbar on the night Kunta was born. The Mandinka were not converted to Islam for about 100 years after the birth of Kunta Kinte. See more