Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.Â
Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself. Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.
'This incredible book travels from Ghana to the US revealing how slavery destroyed so many families, traditions and lives - and how its terrifying impact is still reverberating now.Â Gyasi has created a story of real power and insight' -Stylist, the Decade's 15 Best Books by Remarkable Women * Selected for Granta's Best of Young American Novelists 2017 * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book * Shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction * Shortlisted for the Beautiful Book Award 2017