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by Yaa Gyasi
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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...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
In Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi takes an unconventional approach to a novel and does it well. From its start in Ghana, Homegoing begins with two half-sisters and follows their descendants through seven generations. Each chapter reads like its own short story; ties to the previous generation are sometimes ba...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it 5 years ago
Homegoing has received lots of praise and so my expectations were naturally very high. I have to say, however, that I'm a little disappointed. I really enjoyed the author's language and style. The way the story is told through several short stories with lots of backflashes reminded me a lot of Alice...
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, author; Dominic Hoffman, narratorAcross countries and centuries, land and sea, time and distance, families were separated and torn asunder by the slave trade. Yaa Gyasi takes the reader through the history of black life from the 1700’s until the present time, employing vignette...
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