by Yaa Gyasi
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award
Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper’s Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed

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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101947135
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 14,637
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)

About the Author

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

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Homegoing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read in ages. Gripping, absorbing, thought provoking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. A beautiful touching story. Well told, well written. Thank you.
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Anonymous 22 days ago
Could. Not. Put. This. Book. Down! So good!!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I could not put this book down. A wonderful book and the author is so talented. Looking forward to her next book.
Arian17 8 months ago
This book is brilliant. You will not regret it picking it up.
Anonymous 9 months ago
toliverc More than 1 year ago
Exceptional. An amazing and believable tale weaving the threads and consequences of the slave trade across two families and two continents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing Read!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most captivating books I've ever read. I could not put it down. It was so thoughtfully written and has forced me to think about my own family's origins and how we came to be. Truly a beautiful novel and I would highly recommend it.
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