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I wish I could go back and reread this book for the first time again! I adored Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi so much - what a cleverly written, expertly executed debut!

Despite the multi-generational structure of the book only allowing one chapter on each character, I couldn’t believe how much connection I had to each individual story, and how memorable each character was. Yaa Gyasi truly has written a masterpiece here, and I’d say this is definitely one of my recommended reads of the year
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Läser den enormt hyllade Vända hem, av Yaa Gyasi. Sugs in, skakas om.
Dessutom, just idag är det den internationella dagen för att uppmärksamma och minnas slaveriet. En del av vårt, Sveriges och världens, kulturarv.
Samtidigt lever idag (!) uppskattningsvis 20 miljoner människor i vår värld under slavliknande förhållanden (enligt International Labour Organization, ILO). 20 miljoner människor. Det finns att göra.

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Syntolkning: med boken i min hand.

Livro escolhido da vez! 🎉🎉🎉 O caminho de casa conta a historia de duas irmãs que não se conhecem, Effia e Esi. Estou ansiosa para saber o destino das duas! Volto para contar minhas impressões! Mas já adianto q a expectativa está lá no alto!!! #OCaminhoDeCasa #YaaGyasi Alguém já leu?! Me conta o q achou!!!!

The new paperback of HOMEGOING, coming May 2... “No one forgets that they were once captive, even if they are now free.” ―from HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi,
HOMEGOING follows the parallel paths of two 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.

Two books, two editions. I've read neither #Homegoing by #YaaGyasi nor #ExitWest by #MohsinHamid but both books have been translated into german and will be out this autumn so I'm pretty sure I'll read them before they come out!

Which cover do you like more? 🤔

Chegou! O livro de estreia da talentosa Yaa Gyasi, sobre duas irmãs separadas na infância - uma vendida como escrava, enquanto a outra se casa com um britânico de muitas posses #rocco #yaagyasi #homegoing

Lovely window at #Waterstones. thanks @siobs_oneill for the gorgeous picture. #Homegoing #yaagyasi

Just starting this. Another dope book club is reading this one. Maybe I can finish by Sunday. #ReadersAndShakers @thelitbar #yaagyasi

Minha entrevista com Yaa Gyasi, autora do maravilhoso "De Volta pra Casa" está na @marieclairebr deste mês _e eu estou felicíssima porque ela é MUITO foda e livro, viciante!
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This little gem of a book has definitely been my favourite work of fiction this year. It reminds me of Middlesex and One Hundred Years of Solitude, it has the same power and the prose is so beautiful and simple and evocative at the same time. Very surprised it hasn't even been longlisted for the Booker. Oh well...



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Just attended a talk with the lovely Yaa Gyasi - she not only made my writer’s heart happy, she has me aching to buy her book Homegoing. I’m so lucky to have listened to her and drawn inspiration from her honesty and passion. 💗 #yaagyasi #writing #book #literature #books #fiction #writer #author

For my fellow bookworms, I definitely recommend this novel. Randomly picked this up and I am so glad I did. Well written, very touching and an easy read!!! Each chapter in the novel follows a different descendant of an Asante woman named Maame, starting with her two daughters, separated by circumstance: Effia marries James Collins, the British governor in charge of Cape Coast Castle, while her half-sister Esi is held captive in the dungeons below. Subsequent chapters follow their children and following generations.

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Don't forget - if you picked up our November book of the month, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, then join us TOMORROW, Thursday the 16th, at 6:30 PM for some light refreshments and book club conversation! We can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts on this fantastic novel!

On my way home, only a few pages in and already welling up 😩💓 #nowreading #bookstagram #yaagyasi #homecoming #book #bookworm #bookporn #fiction #blackauthors

I wish I could go back and reread this book for the first time again! I adored Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi so much - what a cleverly written, expertly executed debut!

Despite the multi-generational structure of the book only allowing one chapter on each character, I couldn’t believe how much connection I had to each individual story, and how memorable each character was. Yaa Gyasi truly has written a masterpiece here, and I’d say this is definitely one of my recommended reads of the year
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🎄🐍 Books are food too. "Eat or get eaten." #YaaGyasi
Dayumn, girl, tal vez debería patentar este aforismo accidental) #Homegoing

Amazing night with the wonderful #bookclubladies @icescoopgelato in #roundhay !
Loads of great company, a fantastic conversation over a #yummy #samosachaat about #homegoing by #yaagyasi which, in my honest opinion, is the #bestfiction of this year (with #brokenverses by #kamilashamsie a very very close second).
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There was a table of young lads in their hoodies just enjoying themselves on the table behind us. The highlight of our evening was when one of them turned to us and said “excuse me, sorry to disturb you, but is that Homegoing you’ve got there?” Somewhat baffled we said, yes, it is. To which he replied “oh I’m reading that right now and I just love it! It’s such an amazing read, but please don’t say too much because I’m just on the part where she’s on the ship being taken away from Ghana”. I think there was a collective “aaaaaaw” and he was made Book Club’s honorary nephew unbeknownst to him 😄
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Nominations for this month are:
Fiction 🔹The Power - Naomi Alderman 🔹When I was invisible - Dorothy Koomson 🔹Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie

Non-Fiction 🔹Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman
Looking forward to see what gets votes in!
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I just finished reading this amazing book today, it has so many stories and so incredible characters (H and Sonny are my favorites). It has help me understand or at least grasp the idea (along with some really cool films "Dear White People" and "Dope") of modern racism and the struggle of a race and continent. Thank you #yaagyasi for telling what must be heard and read.

Hi everyone! Winter has finally hit NYC ❄️which means warm sweaters and uping my warm beverage intake ☕️One of my amazing hermanas @ixallarel launched the project #ShopBleecker this month so of course I had to support and pick up my morning Joe at @amysbread Support your local business everyone! .
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On a separate note I am pretty lucky to work with a bunch of fellow bookworms who love to read and chat about books. We recently started a 'staff library' 📚essentially a little free library just for staff. I love this idea as a way to share books while cutting down on $ spent on books. From the pile I recently picked up HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi. This book made a big splash when it first came out last year and has now been released in paperback. .
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The novel follows two half sisters of Asante origin. One marries a British Officer and moves to Cape Coast Castle the other is captured as a slave and held at the same castle. The two sisters do not know of each other. The narrative then follows their parallel lives and the lives of their decedents through history. I am only a couple of pages in but I am already hooked. The prose is beautiful yet cutting, it's hard to believe this is a debut novel! .
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The book has already garnered a bunch of buzz, The novel was selected in 2016 for the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" award, and many other literary prizes, and let me tell you it's true to the hype. If you are looking for a WoC centric narrative to add to your shelf you should definitely pick this one up! .
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No filter needed, a gorgeous cover! Reading for book club, loving it so far! #homegoing #yaagyasi #coverlove #nofilter #bookstagram #book #paperback #bookclub #booklover #bookworm

Eternally grateful to @meetbookgirl for another beautiful book!

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a novel that manages to cover 250 years of slavery and colonialism in just over 300 pages. This begins by following the dual narratives of two different families in two different tribes - Fante and Asante. This initially focuses on two sisters, Effia and Esi, who were dealt two very different fates.

One sister continues to live in their home country of Ghana and marries a British soldier working in the slave trade, while the other sister is sold into slavery and is shipped to America against her will. The disparate paths the two sister's life were taken on sent reverberations down their entire family lines, and impacted each and every generation.

This is an incredibly moving multi-generational saga. Each generation had to deal with their own version of the racism encountered by their ancestors. To see how little humanity had evolved, in this respect, was deeply saddening.

The multitude of characters felt initially a little daunting and I wanted each character more time to tell their respective stories. I honestly could have read 1,000 more pages if it meant I got to further explore each character and each time period, and to give the closure I craved for, to each of their stories.

This is such a powerful story that felt almost overwhelming in the sorrow it imparted to the reader. I often felt sickened by what humans have inflicted on their own race, purely because of their skin colour. Despite every ounce of sadness this drained from me, I would read it all over again for the power and the importance of this book. And I think it is only right to complete this review with a quote from the book, that sums up exactly why: "We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So, when you study history, you must always ask yourself, whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice would come forth?" 5/5 🌟

I have some mixed feeling about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi... I like the overall themes of the colonialism, slavery and racism and that it shows how the effects of this still exists. But I thought there was just to many people in it, that made it hard to really get attached to any of them. And that it got a little messy with every other chapter from each kin line. So hmm, I have to say this wasn't my strongest read.

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