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Yaa Gyasi
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 4 years ago
I never got around to doing this at the end of February, so what the heck ... I might as well include the first two weeks of March, since that month is half over at this point already, too. But then, February was such a universal suck-fest in RL that I didn't even make it here for the better part o...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 6 years 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...
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress rated it 7 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 7 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 ...
bossyfemme rated it 7 years ago
Yaa Gyasi wrote the hell out of this book. I read the last half in one sitting, then immediately started again and reread the first third, because I knew the payoff would be massive, and it was. This is exactly the kind of book that inspired me to study English Lit & it's exactly the kind of multige...
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