The Resource Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi, (electronic resource)

Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi, (electronic resource)

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Homegoing : a novel
Title
Homegoing
Title remainder
a novel
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Yaa Gyasi
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Language
eng
Summary
"Homegoing is an inspiration."--Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast's booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia's descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation. Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi's magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer.From the Hardcover edition
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TEFOD
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Gyasi, Yaa
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813/.6
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LC call number
PS3607.Y37
LC item number
H66 2016ab
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fiction
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Read by Dominic Hoffman
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Hoffman, Dominic
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  • Sisters
  • Women, Black
  • Slavery
  • Intermarriage
  • Intermarriage
  • Sisters
  • Slavery
  • Women, Black
  • England
  • United States
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Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi, (electronic resource)
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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ocn951464506
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 11 min., 22 sec.))
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online
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9780451484185
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2DAF6029-DDCB-4F2F-92CC-7F8E4B8F8862
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Label
Homegoing : a novel, Yaa Gyasi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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spoken word
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 11 min., 22 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780451484185
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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other
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2DAF6029-DDCB-4F2F-92CC-7F8E4B8F8862
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