Juffureh Village

Home of Kunta-Kinteh

Meeting the eight generation of Kunta-Kinteh at Juffureh. Learn More

Juffureh is best re- known for its appearance in Alex Haley’s 1976 fascinating novel  title Roots: The Saga of an American Family  as the birthplace of Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinteh,  Alex’s book and film about Juffureh has since made this village a significant tourist destination. Leading to economic benefits for the village, including the construction of a primary school, a new tourists market , and improved roads.

In  the year 1651 a small piece of the village land  was leased by the Duke of Courland from the king of Kombo as part of the Couronian colonization  of Africa.

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Juffureh Village

Juffureh is where USA writer Alex Haley famously traced his ancestry back to the slave.


Juffureh is the birth place of Kunta-Kinteh, who was sold to a slave owner in the United States.

Juffureh Home of Kunta-Kinteh

Its the birthplace of the Famous  Kunta -Kinteh a slave sold in Mary land, the United States.