Yaa Gyasi was selected for Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists 2017 also the Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book and was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.
Gyasi writes a realistic and intimate account on two sisiters -Effia and Esi.
Two sisters have two different destinies as one gets sold into slavery while the other one gets to be the slave trader’s wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.
The journey takes 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, through three continents and seven generations.
Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, ‘Homegoing’ is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.