Roots - Chapters 81-90 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 81-90 Summary

Kunta is concerned to see that Missy Anne is teaching Kizzy to read English, as it is dangerous for a slave to know how to read. Yet over time he observes that the girls are becoming less close to each other. When Missy Anne's sixteenth birthday party is held at Master Waller's house, Kizzy is very upset when Missy Anne ignores her and she is just expected to wait on the guests. As their friendship cools off, Kizzy spends more and more time writing and reading in the cabin. From the newspapers the family learns that President Jefferson is believed to be doing a good job of running the government and is admired by the white Masters, especially since he had purchased Louisiana from the French.

Kunta is depressed, though, to hear that Toussaint had died in captivity in France. A...

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