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Publisher Description

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • 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.

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

Michal Ann ,

Amazing story

This book has been compared to Roots. I think it’s better. Traces 2 families from slave to present times. Stories weave through the families, and cover an amazing amount of history. The author researched the historical facts, and I really enjoyed it. With all the racial unrest in the world, I think this was a very timely book. I highly recommend it.

FaithFilled&Thankful75! ,

Amazing

Many thanks to Yaa Gyasi for crafting such an amazing piece of work.

nydivine ,

Lost

I wanted to like this novel based on great reviews. It kept skipping generations and going back that I got lost and forgot who was who. This was boring. I stopped reading before half of the book. Just not for me.

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