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Homegoing: a novel

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Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times 2016 Notable Book One of Oprah's 10 Favorite Books of 2016 NPR's Debut Novel of the Year One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016 One of Time 's Top 10 Novels of 2016 " Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast's booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia's descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.
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9781101947135
9781101947142
9780735208193
9781509411283
9780735209817
9781101971062
9780451484192
9780735209824
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910L
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Grouped Work ID 723793b3-118e-fcf2-06e2-b43611efc394
Full title homegoing
Author gyasi yaa
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 15:08:26PM
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auth_author2 Hoffman, Dominic,
author Yaa Gyasi
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display_description "Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--
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subject_facet African Americans -- History -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, Ghana -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Intermarriage -- England -- Fiction, Large type books, Sisters -- Fiction, Slavery -- Fiction, Slavery -- United States -- Fiction, Women -- Ghana -- Fiction, Women, Black -- Fiction
title_display Homegoing : a novel
title_full Homegoing : a novel / Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing A Novel, Homegoing [sound recording] : a novel / Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing [text (large print)] : a novel / Yaa Gyasi
title_short Homegoing :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African American Fiction, African Americans, Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, History, Intermarriage, Large type books, Literature, Sisters, Slavery, Women, Women, Black