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Publisher Description

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
 
One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway award winner, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
 
New York Times Notable Book

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10
MB

Customer Reviews

Richard Bakare ,

Generations of Heartbreak

When a stone hits glass the crater from the impact flares into a web of disjointed lines. Each strand a different length and depth from the others. This is the image that comes to mind when reading this novel. The single pain of glass of a family lineage, fractured over and over again until you can’t tell where the breaks emanated from.

Yaa Gyasi’s time and perspective jumping story of family, slavery, and Africa is simply amazing. Each chapter a vignette into the cascading damage and heartbreak from the generation before. The gaps between each characters perspective fill up the imagination with untold images and nuance, like the space between the sentences that Hemingway would write.

This book gives a powerful response to those who want to move on from the slavery and Jim Crow of so long ago. Perfectly depicting how the trauma ripples through time. The waves of heartbreak eating away at the shore of bloodlines, country, and dreams. The redeeming and healing power of love is the thread that keeps the trauma from destroying everything.

Phenomenial Diva ,

Captivating

This a an epic journey full of history beginning in Ghana to America back to Ghana. Well written and moving. A history lesson that should be read by everyone.

Amourxx ,

My favorite

This is the best book I’ve read in my life. I’ll leave it at that.

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