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by Yaa Gyasi


Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time ,, Harper's Bazaar , San Francisco Chronicle , Mother Jones , Esquire , Elle , Paste, Entertainment Weekly , the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune , BuzzFeed 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.

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Copyright year 2017
ISBN-13 9781101971062
ISBN-10 1101971061
Class Copyright
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject Fiction
File Size 168 MB
Number of Pages 320
Length of Recording 12
Language ENG
Shelf No. NA308
Lexile 910L