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by Yaa Gyasi
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 1 year ago
In the castle on the Cape Coast, one sister lives upstairs, the wife to a British husband/slaver while her very own sister is in the dungeons below. They don't know each other really, so while one part of the family stays in Ghana to thrive, the other part of the family is sold into slavery and sent...
ladyofthelake rated it 2 years ago
Was für ein bemerkenswertes Buch! "Heimkehren" kratzt nicht nur an der Oberfläche, sondern geht tief unter die Haut. Yaa Gyasi erzählt die Geschichte zweier Schwestern aus Ghana und ihrer Nachfahren. Sie lernen sich nie kennen und ihre Leben könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein: Effia heiratet einen...
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress rated it 2 years ago
I have lots of things to say, but no keyboard. This was a great debut novel, it covered such a spectrum of issues. It was fantastic, and i'll remember it and its incredibly successful execution for a long time. I won't cover what the blurb (or Coates's praise does) , it's just plain good, thought-pr...
All about me
All about me rated it 2 years ago
I found this book a bit up and down at times. Many of the individual passages were great. Others, I didn't enjoy so much. But I think what troubled me about the book was the way the passages didn't always hang well together. I was looking for a thread linking all the stories. It was easy to discern ...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 2 years ago
I would like to thank Penguin Books (UK) for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book. Unpopular opinion time. I've had several friends recommend this book to me saying that it blew them away, but I have to admit I struggled with the format. Homegoing tells an important story but ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
This is amazing storytelling. It follows the history of a family in Africa from the 1700's through to current times. All the feelings are there. The plot is fascinating. I've never read about how things were in Africa during this time. The different tribes were at war with each other. They had ...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
This author has an amazing ability to tell a long story in a short paragraph. Each story was unique and insightful, while each character had their own personality and nuances. Everything came together in a sweeping tale of the history of a family... of a people.The story follows the two branches of ...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 3 years ago
How do I even review this book? I fell in love with it the moment I started reading it. The language is so rich and beautiful. The story itself is incredible. It spans multiple generations of the same family tree, telling you what became of this family from the beginning when they started off in wha...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 3 years ago
Finished listening to Homegoing, the century-spanning multi-generational family saga by Yaa Gyasi. Glad I took the time to finish the book, but the stories covering the late 1800’s and early 1900’s were the weakest and didn't change my overall opinion. (See the earlier post ht...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
Homegoing is a brisk but relentlessly bleak saga of the diaspora from Western Africa occasioned by the slave trade. Each section is narrated by a different narrator, generation after generation, both by those who stayed in Africa and those who were sold into slavery in the U.S. No cartoon villainy...
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