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Last edited by Lisa
February 1, 2018 | History

Homegoing 14 editions

Cover of: Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
About the Book

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation.
--publisher's description

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.
added by Lisa. "First Sentence"

14 editions First published in 2016

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Cover of: Heimför
2017, JPV
Heimför
E-book in Icelandic
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2016, Alfred A. Knopf
Homegoing
Epub in English
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2016, Lindhardt og Ringhof
Hjemfærd
Hardcover in Danish
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2016, Lindhardt og Ringhof
Hjemfærd
Epub in Danish
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2016, Bond Street Books / Penguin Random House
Homegoing
Hardcover in English
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2016, Viking
Homegoing
E-book in English
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2016, Bond Street Books / Doubleday
Homegoing
Epub in English
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2016, Random House Large Print
Homegoing
Paperback in English - First Large Print Edition
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2016, Alfred A. Knopf
Homegoing
Hardcover in English
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2017 April, Garzanti
Homegoing
E-book in Italian - Prima edizione digitale
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2017 April, Vintage Books
Homegoing
Trade Paperback in English - First Vintage Books Edition
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2017 March, Salamandra
Volver a casa
Paperback in Spanish - 1ª edición
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2017 April, Vintage Books
Homegoing
Trade Paperback in English - First Vintage Books Edition
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2016 June 07, Books on Tape
Homegoing
Digital Audio in English

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