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Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway AwardWinner of the NBCC's John Leonard AwardShortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the YearA New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper’s Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, PopSugar, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Financial Times Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
Number of Pages: 305
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women, History
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Yaa Gyasi
Street Date: May 2, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-6233
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Jkfranklin13 — 2 months ago
This book is amazing! It follows 2 different families. Each chapter is a new person from the next generation. This book illustrates how slavery influenced the lives of several generations.
Great price made the book easier to purchase for an assignment
5 out of 5 stars
Girlzmama — 1 year ago
Great price on a great book. My high schooler was assigned this book for her Summer assignment. We quickly received the book, and my child whipped through it in a few hours. A book that can hold a high schooler's attention for any length of time is a great book, in my opinion. Book was in great shap...see moreof the reviewer's review