Title: Homegoing
Authors: Gyasi, Yaa
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 305
Year: 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Description: It starts with sisters Effia and Esi: Effia with marriage to an English slave trader and Esi, sold as a slave and shipped to the Americas. From 1700s Gold Coast Africa to present day USA, the family bloodline expands over three continents and through seven generations.

Using a domestic focus to trace the history of the US and Ghana, this compelling and memorable saga is rich in African culture and reverberates with the fraught legacy of slavery.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"In spite of the nature of the story and its foreign names and places, it is very easy to read."

"A surprisingly easy read although chilling at times."

"The characters are well presented and stay with the reader even though each character is usually only in one chapter. This has been managed well by the author."

"There are great descriptions of the African culture."

"Thank goodness for the family tree in the front of the book. I referred to it often."

"The story was compelling and the style of writing wonderful."
Categories: Fiction, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Family Saga, Historical, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, America, Africa, 2021 Titles, Ghana


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