The a novel by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing is the story of two half-sisters born in 18th century Ghana. The sisters were utterly unaware of each other because they were born into different villages.
One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the Cape Coast Castle. And in contrast, the other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
The story 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 the Jazz Age Harlem.
The novel sheds light on the troubled legacy of slavery. And that is one of the things I like most about the book.
Each chapter of the book covered a generation of these two half-sisters, a style that I liked so much that I wish the book was longer.
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