Study Guide

Irene in Roots: The Saga of an American Family

By Alex Haley

Irene

Irene is Tom's wife: the daughter of a runaway slave mother and Native American father. She's yet another in a long line of smart, focused, and spiritual woman who marries into the Kinte clan and helps carry its proud legacy into the future.

The Kinte men sure love their strong women, don't they?