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The Resource Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi

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Homegoing : a novel
Title
Homegoing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yaa Gyasi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations marked by wealth, slavery, war, coal mining, the Great Migration and the realities of 20th-century Harlem
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481456
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gyasi, Yaa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Ghana
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Women
  • Ghana
Target audience
adult
Label
Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn955007907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781101971062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781101971062
System control number
(OCoLC)955007907
Label
Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn955007907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781101971062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781101971062
System control number
(OCoLC)955007907

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