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Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi

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Homegoing : a novel
Title
Homegoing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yaa Gyasi
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--
  • "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 captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle 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. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast and tribal wars of Ghana, to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to the Great Migration north to the streets of 20th century Harlem and the Jazz Age. 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."--
Summary
Homegoing opens in 18th-century West Africa and introduces two half-sisters whose fates could not be more different. There's Effia, who becomes the mistress of a British slave-trader, and Esi, who survives the Middle Passage only to live out her days in bondage on an American plantation. In the centuries that follow, Effia's family experiences the destructive legacies of British imperialism and warfare between the Fante and Asante people, while Esi's descendants live through the Civil War, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2017.
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10481456
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.Y37
LC item number
H66 2017
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910
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi
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http://www.perma-bound.com/ws/image/cover/000145872/m
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  • Subtitle from cover
  • "Reading Group Guide available at www.ReadingGroupCenter.com" --Back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn955007907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781518194528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781101971062
System control number
(OCoLC)955007907
Label
Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi
Link
http://www.perma-bound.com/ws/image/cover/000145872/m
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • "Reading Group Guide available at www.ReadingGroupCenter.com" --Back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn955007907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781518194528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781101971062
System control number
(OCoLC)955007907

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