HomeGoing - Yaa Gyast
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.
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.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (May 2, 2017)
MY THOUGHTS: This book is my book clubs choice for February. The way this book is set up is a little confusing to me. Each chapter is a different family. Some are short chapters and some are long. I'm not really fond of reading books like this. Not the content, but the way the book is set up. The story is awesome., following these 2 girls and their families through history. Really good book. I give this book 4.....
This book is for 3 of my reading challenges.....
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Library Love Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge
Try Something New Challenge