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Homegoing: A Novel

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Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times 2016 Notable Book One of Oprah's 10 Favorite Books of 2016 NPR's Debut Novel of the Year One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016 One of Time 's Top 10 Novels of 2016 " Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast's booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia's descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.
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9781101971062
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subject_facetAdult book club bags
African Americans
African Americans -- History -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Books in a Bag Collection
Domestic fiction
Ghana -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Intermarriage -- England -- Fiction
Large type books
Sisters -- Fiction
Slavery
Slavery -- Fiction
Slavery -- United States -- Fiction
Sound recording
Women
Women -- Ghana -- Fiction
Women, Black -- Fiction
title_displayHomegoing
title_fullHomegoing / Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing A Novel
Homegoing [compact disc] / Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing [kit] / Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing [large print] / Yaa Gyasi
title_shortHomegoing
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Intermarriage
Literature
Sisters
Slavery
Women
Women, Black