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Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing
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A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa across three hundred years in Ghana and America. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi,... show more
A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa across three hundred years in Ghana and America. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Gha
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780451484192
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.5 Homegoing -- Slavery ripples through every generation & across continents
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
ladyofthelake rated it
5.0 Monumentale Familiengeschichte
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
5.0 Homegoing: A novel
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
3.0 Homegoing
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
2.5 Review: Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi
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 ...
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