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The Resource Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

Label
Homegoing
Title
Homegoing
Statement of responsibility
Yaa Gyasi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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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Awards note
National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, 2017
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10481456
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.Y37
LC item number
H66 2016
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910
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.0
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Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
Label
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Link
9781101947135.jpg
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Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
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
ocn922630850
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780451493835
Lccn
2015039411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922630850
Label
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Link
9781101947135.jpg
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
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
ocn922630850
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780451493835
Lccn
2015039411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922630850

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