2010-2019 English Fiction Novel



Effia and Esi are half-sisters born in different Ghanaian villages. Effia marries an Englishman and lives in comfort, while Esi is imprisoned and sold into slavery in America. Homegoing follows the descendants of both sisters through centuries of warfare, colonization, and slavery. The novel captures the visceral impact of captivity on the soul of a nation, from the plantations of the South to present-day America.

Year of Release: 2016

Author(s): Yaa Gyasi


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ISBN: 9780241975237

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