Homegoing

by Yaa Gyasi | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1101971061 Global Overview for this book
Registered by FeistyPom2Love of San Ramon, California USA on 10/21/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by FeistyPom2Love from San Ramon, California USA on Sunday, October 21, 2018
I found this novel inside a Little Free Library in San Ramon, California.

Publisher's summary for this novel:

"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."

Journal Entry 2 by FeistyPom2Love at San Ramon, California USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
I liked reading this novel, but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I enjoyed reading about the lives of two half sisters that end of living two very different lives and the lives of each sister's descendants.

Journal Entry 3 by FeistyPom2Love at Renton, Washington USA on Thursday, November 30, 2023

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Journal Entry 4 by Aberpeter at Renton, Washington USA on Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Thank you very much for the book and all the goodies!

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