Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Summary & Analysis

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Summary & Analysis

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a novel in stories about the Atlantic slave trade and its aftermath. The novel begins with the stories of two African half-sisters of the Fante and Asante tribes: Effia and Esi. Effia is born in the late eighteenth century in Fanteland on Africa's Gold Coast, on the night of a devastating fire near her father's compound. Her adoptive mother, Baaba, immediately resents her, because Effia is the daughter of her father Cobbe's house girl.
In 1775, when Effia is young, British soldiers from the Cape Coast Castle come to the village. Effia wants to marry Abeeku Badu, who is in line to be chief. But to prevent Effia from marrying him, Baaba tells Effia that she must hide the blood from her first period. She knows that as long as people think Effia is premenstrual, she won't be permitted to marry a Fante man, per tribal customs...

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158089596
Publisher: Instaread
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 292,384
File size: 681 KB

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