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An edition of Homegoing (2016)

Homegoing

First Vintage Books Edition (10)
  • 4.64 ·
  • 11 Ratings
  • 138 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
Pages
305

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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.

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.
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Edition Availability
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Homegoing
2017-04, Vintage Books
Trade Paperback in English - First Vintage Books Edition (10)
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Homegoing
2017, Charnwood
in English - First Charnwood Edition
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Homegoing
2016-06, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - Third printing
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Homegoing
2016, Random House Large Print
Paperback in English - First Large Print Edition (1)
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Homegoing
2016-07, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - Sixth Printing

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Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2016

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3607.Y37 H66 2016
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015039411

The Physical Object

Format
Trade Paperback
Pagination
305p.
Number of pages
305
Dimensions
8 x 5-3/16 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26387136M
Internet Archive
homegoing0000gyas_g1a6
ISBN 10
1101971061
ISBN 13
9781101971062
LCCN
2015039411
OCLC/WorldCat
989489858
amazon.co.uk_asin
1101971061
Amazon ID (ASIN)
1101971061
Goodreads
59742912

Work Description

Homegoing is the debut historical fiction novel by Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi, published in 2016. Each chapter in the novel follows a different descendant of an Asante woman named Maame, starting with her two daughters, who are half-sisters, separated by circumstance: Effia marries James Collins, the British governor in charge of Cape Coast Castle, while her half-sister Esi is held captive in the dungeons below. Subsequent chapters follow their children and following generations.

The novel was selected in 2016 for the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" award, the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for best first book, and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2017. It received the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for 2017, an American Book Award, and the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature.

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Excerpts

The night Effia Otcher was born into the musky heat of Fanteland, a fire raged through the woods just outside her father’s compound.
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