Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing

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«Homegoing is an inspiration.» —Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Two half-sisters, 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…
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Impressions

Дарья Раскова
Дарья Расковаshared an impression2 years ago
👍Worth reading
🔮Hidden Depths
💡Learnt A Lot
🎯Worthwhile

о нескольких поколениях выходцев из Ганы, о жизни племен ашанте и фанти, рабстве, дискриминации. интересно!

Christabelle Adeline
Christabelle Adelineshared an impression3 years ago
👍Worth reading
🔮Hidden Depths
💡Learnt A Lot
🎯Worthwhile
💞Loved Up
🚀Unputdownable
💧Soppy

Quotes

Дарья Раскова
Дарья Расковаhas quoted2 years ago
“It was fine, fine. They take care of you, oh, these men! It is like they have never been with a woman before. I don’t know what their British wives were doing. I tell you, my husband looked at me like I was water and he was fire, and every night he had to be put out.”
Christabelle Adeline
Christabelle Adelinehas quoted3 years ago
For each scar on Effia’s body, there was a companion scar on Baaba’s, but that didn’t stop mother from beating daughter, father from beating mother.
josuedr11
josuedr11has quoted3 years ago
“You are nothing from nowhere. No mother and now no father.” She looked at Effia’s stomach and smiled. “What can grow from nothing?”

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