Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing

By Yaa Gyasi

  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Genre: African American
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 854 Ratings

Description

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.
 
One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway award winner, 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.
 
A New York Times Notable Book

Reviews

  • Increduble

    5
    By T0895
    One of the best books I’ve ever read
  • Absolutely Amazing.

    5
    By JTFord91
    I laughed. I cried. I got angry. I got sad. But mostly, I saw myself. I gained understanding. What an amazing book. Spoke to me in ways that I never thought was manageable. I haven't read anything that was so heart changing in such a long time. This book was superb!
  • Exceptional

    5
    By BarbieDeezy
    A real eye-opener
  • 100/10 ! Periodt

    5
    By nakeiic
    It took me forever to finish because I didn’t want to finish it. I really loved each story and personality readers experience. Such a great book !
  • Beautiful book

    5
    By Inknoemedontyou1234569
    Literally one of the best books I’ve ever read
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Fitmamax5
    Excellent book! Beautifully written!
  • Amazing book

    5
    By Love/hate iPhone
    I love this book. I love following each generation as they struggle with what it means to be black in this world. I lot of this book resonates with me. The ending is very emotional for me. It is one of my favorite books please read it.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Açucar Ramos
    Read this book in the paper copy version. Absolutely loved it
  • There’s too much sex in this book. It should be rated r.

    5
    By Roman Natale
    This book is basically pornography.
  • Lost

    1
    By nydivine
    I wanted to like this novel based on great reviews. It kept skipping generations and going back that I got lost and forgot who was who. This was boring. I stopped reading before half of the book. Just not for me.