Roots - Chapters 21-30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 21-30 Summary

When Kunta returns to Juffure, he is eager to tell the other second kafo boys of his adventures. It is while they are distracted by one of his stories that a panther attacks and kills one of Omoro's goats. Kunta is ashamed that he has let his father down, and cuts off the goat's hide to take to him, as is the custom. He believes that Allah is punishing him for boasting and fears that his father will send him away from the village. However, Omoro just tells Kunta to learn a lesson from the incident, and Kunta feels deep love for his father. At ten years old Kunta graduates from his second-kafo education, having been publicly tested on history, mathematics, Arabic writing, and Koranic reading. There is a big feast to celebrate the boys' graduation, and the next day Omoro...

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