Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader’s wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.
Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations. Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel – the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself.
Our library reading panel loved Homegoing so much it was selected to be featured in the Radio 2 Book Club – here are some of their comments:
“I felt drawn in from the start. Each story has so much to offer, and at times I wished we could stay with characters longer, but was soon caught up in the next chapter. Powerful, moving and important.”
“Very thought provoking and a good insight into another culture and how people have been treated.”
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