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Homegoing
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa across three hundred years in Ghana and America. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the wars of Ghana to slavery and the Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the American South to the Great Migration to twentieth-century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's novel moves through histories and geographies and captures--with outstanding economy and force-- the troubled spirit of our own nation. She has written a modern masterpiece.From the Hardcover edition.
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Kshakal
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🧡 5d
Eggs Beautiful ❤️💛🧡 5d
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Hillea2
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
Mehso-so

Beautifully written - hard but important read.

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CuriousG
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Overall, the vast majority of my read books this year were remarkable. I only read 32, yet picking a top five was incredibly difficult. All very difficult subject matter but so necessary. I encourage everyone to read these if you haven't already. #endofyear #top5 #top5of2021 #2021 #2021roundup

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StellaB
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This is an incredibly rich novel about the many faces of slavery. It‘s great story telling, too. I got a little lost with the many characters that get to tell their story, at many different points in the timeline. But it must have been a huge undertaking to write, very impressive.

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CuriousG
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I could read an entire book about every single character in this novel. Wouldn't that be an amazing body of work by Gyasi?! Since that's unlikely to happen, I'll just have to be content with how much I enjoyed being taken on the interconnected journeys of so many different people. If you somehow haven't read this yet, you absolutely must!

TheSpineView Your rug looks familiar. I think I have the same one in my family room. 3mo
CuriousG @TheSpineView Is yours a Ruggable? Mines a bit dirty right now...time to throw it in the washing machine! 3mo
EvieBee Yes! So well said! Such a good book. I find the subject difficult to read so I appreciate that she cut things off just as they were getting unbearable. (edited) 3mo
TheSpineView @CuriousG I have no idea. I bought it so long ago I can't remember. 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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CuriousG
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"...if we go to the white man for school, we will just learn the way the white man wants us to learn. We will come back and build the country the white man wants us to build. One that continues to serve them. We will never be free."

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MelKelsey
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3.5

Book 120

I listened to Homecoming, a story about slavery and the slave trade. It's well-written and educational. I recommend reading it rather than listening to it.

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MandyB
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There wasn't any part of this book that I didnt love, it was so beautifully written, the journey it takes you on through the lives of the characters, it was so gripping. #generations

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CuriousG
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On my last camping trip of the year and finally getting back to this one. I tried reading it quite a while ago but had too much going on in my life to concentrate and enjoy it. Now seems like the perfect time to dive back in.

EvieBee That‘s a good one! I hope you enjoy it. 4mo
CuriousG @EvieBee About halfway through - love it so far! 3mo
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BookNAround
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My college is offering a lecture/discussion with Yaa Gyasi on Oct. 18 if anyone is interested in Zooming in for it. The mail said it‘s for alumni (me), friends (you), and family so I assume it‘s okay to share. Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5er2X1ruQ5CtiubAAhbpKw

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mackelie
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Very beautifully written story of separation and slavery. Two sisters, Effia & Esi, came from the same mother but are destined to very different lives. The story follows the generations after them providing snippets of their lives and slavery in America.

Very enticing read! So much history, love, pain, separation in one book!

StellaB I keep seeing this in my library app. Thank you for your review, it makes me want to read it, so I‘ve just borrowed it 🙂 2mo
mackelie @StellaB It‘s a really great book! I will definitely read it again at some point! 2mo
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Dalaine
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Wow. Such an amazing book - I cannot believe it is a debut novel. The book tells the story of two sister, Esi and Effia, who never meet and whose lives follow dramatically different paths. The plot is laid out in an incredibly clever and compelling way, managing to cover different generations and time periods well. This book is filled with sadness and anger, but also hope and love. I couldn't put it down.

IuliaC This one's on my list too, glad you enjoyed it 👍 4mo
Dalaine @IuliaC it really was so good! I want to read her other work now too :) 4mo
IuliaC Me too, I've also added "Transcendent Kingdom" to the list ? 4mo
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bb623
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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This book makes me really appreciate the friend who recommended it. Homegoing is beautiful: it breaks your heart, makes you think, takes your breath away.

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carylwaite
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This is a great book. Tells the story of a family split by circumstance through its characters, generation by generation. Really interesting and really thought-provoking. Also, very painful. I returned this to the library quickly because there was a waiting list but I regretted this as I would have re-read sections.

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BekaReid
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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When you study history, you must always ask yourself, “Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have that figured out, you must find that story too. From there, you begin to get a clearer, yet still imperfect picture.“

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bookishbitch
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I spent most of my day reading today, and I finished this brilliant book. Initially I didn't understand the pacing, but once I figured that out I found it very well done. It was illuminating, and certainly also heartbreaking at times. This author sure knows how to tell a story. While this might be fiction, many of the events that it portrays certainly aren't. I will read more by this author. #nationalreadabookday

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Maallen
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This sat on my bookshelf for over a year before I really got into it, but once I did I found myself so drawn into the world and appreciated the span of years that the novel covered. The author quickly created vivid characters while covering so many lives and locations.

Merethebookgal I read this one years ago and still think about it a lot. I could have read a book following each character! 5mo
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mackelie
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I ordered this cute bundle from Penguin! Which book should I read first?

Summer in the City by Fiona Collins
The Jettsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Beach by Alex Garland
Wish You Were Here by Catherine Alliott

Ruthiella I suggest you start with Homegoing! 😀 5mo
mackelie @Ruthiella I guess I have too! 😃😃 that‘s the book I was mostly interested in but The Beach sounds good too! 5mo
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callielafleur
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Pickpick

5⭐ Incredibly moving, wonderfully written. Devastating and important.

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callielafleur
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Waiting for my breakfast and reading this wonderful book. #readathon #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s so good! 6mo
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BookwormM
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#ReadAroundTheWorld #Ghana

5⭐️
Everyone should read this book to understand the world we live in now and how everyone can do better.

Great book with lots of great quotes, lots of empathy and lots of heart and soul.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4108210358

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CBee
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I doubt that anything I say can or will do this incredible book justice. The recurring themes of fire, water, the way each chapter was a story in itself but ALL connected back to two sisters, the way Gyasi writes - I‘m blown away and my heart is equally full and broken too. Every single star possible for this book ♥️💔♥️

Prairiegirl_reading Hard to believe it‘s her debut and she is so young!! I loved this one too. 7mo
CBee @Prairiegirl_reading she has such talent. Have you read Transcendent Kingdom? Must get to that one. 7mo
rachaich Brilliant book. I didn't like Transcendent Kingdom as much but probably because this was so fantastic. 7mo
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Prairiegirl_reading @CBee I ordered it immediately but haven‘t read it yet. It keeps getting bumped down my pile. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 7mo
CBee @rachaich I‘m worried it might not live up to this one! 7mo
CBee @Prairiegirl_reading same 😂😂 7mo
catheyb I really anticipated this book and found it does not quite live up to its hype. I enjoyed it very much, but not enough to recommend to friends. 7mo
CBee @catheyb to each his/her own 😊 looks like you‘re new to Litsy? Welcome! (edited) 7mo
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BookwormM
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#ReadAroundtheWorld #Ghana

Wow July already how did that happen? I will be reading the tagged book this month.

What are everyone else‘s plans?

rockpools I‘ll probably change my mind before I get to it, but this is what I‘m thinking at the moment: 7mo
rockpools And I did enjoy Homegoing! 7mo
sprainedbrain Homegoing is so good! I have her follow up to that one: 7mo
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BookwormM @rockpools @sprainedbrain glad my choice is well loved looking forward to diving in 7mo
Currey @BookwormM @rockpools @sprainedbrain Agreed, Homegoing is definitely a pick and I am going to try and read her second book this month but I didn‘t think it would count for Ghana as it evidently largely takes place in Alabama. 7mo
sprainedbrain @Currey I was afraid it might be a stretch… 7mo
Simona I‘m reading 7mo
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CBee
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Talk about a lightning strike moment for me. This is how is should be, yet it isn‘t. “Everything is everything.”
Just blown away by her writing.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🏔🙌🏻 7mo
Eggs 👏🏻🧡📚❤️👍🏼 7mo
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WonderLibrarian
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amyf0x
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The story of two lines of descendants begins in Ghana with the slave trade and ends in America in present day, telling the intricate story of each relative.

Read June 10-18
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 30/60

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JillR
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I‘m not quite sure how the author did this; sixteen individual stories spanning eight generations, each character so richly told, all in 300 pages. It is remarkably well written although needed my constant attention; I did at times lose track and had to keep referring back to the family tree. Showing a range of humanity, and the horrors of colonialism and slavery, this is absorbing and necessary reading.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I so enjoyed reading this with a book club, each of these mini-stories following the lives of descendants from 2 branches of a family tree as they are split by circumstance was very engaging and as they followed each family‘s path through the trials of their individual lifetimes served to highlight how the world changed or did not change through the generations. My only regret is that I wanted even more from each individual story! #SheSaid

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ncsufoxes
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The book follows two different families for generations from the 1700s to present day. Definitely worth the hype. I really enjoyed this book. The author covered a lot of time periods and difficult subjects, but it was so well written. It was a beautifully woven together story. May #bookspin book

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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megnews
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Historical fiction following two branches of a family, one survivors of the slave trade to the US and the other remaining in west Africa. Well done and recommended.

#SheSaid

DivineDiana I second your recommendation. Excellent! 8mo
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megnews
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved this quote too! 8mo
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megnews
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Disagree!

#SheSaid

Tamra Disagree! 8mo
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MallenNC
Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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I am so impressed that a debut author was able to move the story along so well, showing how family history lives on in later generations. Reading each person‘s chapter and then piecing together their story in the next generation was enjoyable. The stories in this book were challenging and often sad but the reading experience was fun. I liked Transcendent Kingdom but loved this.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I haven‘t read that one yet, but I will probably now... although for how long it took me to get to this one, it might be awhile LOL! 8mo
nishaagni This is one of the best books I read the year it released. 8mo
MallenNC @nishaagni It‘s so good! I‘ve had it on my shelf forever. Glad that I finally read it, thanks to our #SheSaid group here on Litsy. 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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And now we‘ve made it full circle #SheSaid.

What did you think overall? Was the conclusion satisfying? What were you expecting/anticipating for the ending?

I‘ll admit, I really thought they‘d find the other necklace buried in the Castle once the decided on the tour...

MallenNC I loved this book. I am so impressed about how she moved the story along through so many generations. Reading each person‘s chapter and then piecing together their story in the next generation was fun. I thought the ending was a satisfying way to bring the two sides together. 8mo
MallenNC I kind of expected more with the necklaces too but I think the way she passed the necklace between the two characters at the end was satisfying. 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC Yes, I agree that was satisfying too. 8mo
SamAnne I enjoyed the story and the characters. But I wanted more from it in terms of the characters. Such great characters, But I wanted them more rounded and filled out. And yeah, what about the necklace. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @SamAnne Since she had never toured the Castle either, I was half waiting for it to be in a display of artifacts found in the Castle (some archeology dig/artifacts), even when he was getting sick, I thought maybe he‘d somehow find it.... or they were both having visions at times...maybe some vision??🤷‍♀️. But yes, I agree, most of these could be fleshed out into their own novels. 8mo
vlwelser I also really liked this. And I think Marjorie was my favorite. But I agree with @SamAnne that the shortness of the stories ultimately left me feeling unsatisfied. 8mo
Copwithabook This was my favorite read of 2019 8mo
KathyWheeler I think the fact she never used the necklace in an important way in the novel got on my nerves. It felt like she didn‘t follow Chekhov‘s advice about guns in stories — and this necklace felt really important. I like this book but liked her next book, Transcendent Kingdom, better. (edited) 8mo
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vlwelser
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I really liked this. But every time you get engaged with a character, the narrative changes to someone else. Which isn't bad exactly but I felt unsatisfied by it. And my photo came out really weird but I kind of like it anyway.

#SheSaid with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa final discussion on Sunday

#BookSpinBingo square 3
@TheAromaofBooks

DivineDiana I loved this book so much that I recommended for my IRL Book Club! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
SamAnne I felt the same way. I wanted fuller stories of the characters. 8mo
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megnews
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Busy graduation weekend ahead and starting with just 1 hour yesterday, but still jumping in #20in4. Mainly want to finish Homegoing for #SheSaid discussion tomorrow. But also making it a #middlegrade weekend with lots of options.

Chrissyreadit Homegoing is one of my favorite books ever! I consider it a powerhouse read ❤️ what do you think of it? 8mo
Andrew65 Every little helps 😊 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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#SheSaid We are working our way through this story and the individual stories aren‘t getting any easier. Always so poignant and so many tough decisions. I‘m very curious how she‘s going to end this book, how she‘s going to pull this one together.

vlwelser I agree. I am really curious about how she is planning to end this. I do love it, but I'm ready for the message. Or whatever she is trying to tell us. This may have been a weird one to read in quarters. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser I agree, I‘m very curious how or if it even comes together. It really doesn‘t need to I guess...it‘s a great genealogical story that gives snapshots through history and of human history and choices. 8mo
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MallenNC Even though these stories have a lot of sadness and tragedy I‘m enjoying the book a lot. I like how she pulls the story of the family through the generations. I do have to go back to the family tree frequently to recall how they fit together. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC I do too, and you‘re right...even with the tragedies it‘s so compelling and the tragedies are so true for their time period. It reminds me that every person and generation has their headaches and their struggles. 8mo
SamAnne I‘m enjoying the stories reflecting the history. I also wonder if it will be tied together. 8mo
megnews I just started Willie‘s chapter so I‘m a little behind. Within the last few chapters I‘ve begun to wonder if it will pull together at the end. Perhaps it was together at the beginning and does not come together again. It shows the hardships here and in Africa. It also shows how choices you make or others make for you or just being in a different place puts you and your descendants on a different course. 8mo
sabyym The stories have been tough but I‘m here for it. I‘m also very curious how the book will end and after reading your comment that the stories doesn‘t necessarily need to come together towards the end makes sense too. I usually like a good closure but I think maybe this book would be fine without tying up all the stories cuz each of them kind of stands alone well either way. 8mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “The night Effia Otcher was born into the musky heat of Fanteland, a fire raged just outside her father‘s compound.”

Riveted_Reader_Melissa We are reading this now with the #SheSaid group, it‘s so good! 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#SheSaid Litsy is being funky today, so hopefully this goes through once and it won‘t repost twenty times.

Suet624 Just three times. 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok... I think it‘s finally posted AND I deleted all the duplicates. Whew! Well after all that, sorry for the multiple tags. Now, onto the book! I‘m really liking this one, it‘s a great way to personalize the stories through generations of time and history. I‘m finding myself amazed that this was her debut novel. 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 I tried to post the picture blurb about 10 and it errored out, and those never showed up. 🤷‍♀️. Then the comment wasn‘t posting either, but that one duplicated. 😂 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 I just really REALLY wanted to talk to everyone about this book! 8mo
MallenNC I really wanted to talk about it too! 😀 I am loving this and I love the way she is using one character for each chapter to move the story forward. She‘s able to cover so much more ground that way. I had a hard time stopping at the last chapter of this section. I want to know what happens next. I also am amazed this was a debut. After I finish I am going to seek out interviews about her process and keeping it all together. 8mo
MallenNC Also I keep looking back at the family tree at the front so it‘s appropriate that it‘s the visual that you were able to post! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC I had a hard time stopping too! Each little snippet/encapsulation of a life and time period just makes me want to find out what happens next, and sometimes you get that and sometimes not as the story progresses to the next generation. James who went from the Big Man‘s son to Unlucky, and how that affected his life and his children‘s....and then Kojo getting to be a Freeman, but losing his born free wife! 8mo
vlwelser Lol. I also got 3 alerts. NBD. I love this book. It's amazing to see where each branch is sort of heading. I want more from every story though. But I guess that's how she keeps it moving along. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC So much triumph and tragedy in every generation, and such a great way to move through the history of experiences and times. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser I‘m liking how it keeps the history moving, but it does make me want to read Roots, which has long been on my to be read pile as one of those big books I want to tackle. This section actually made me think of 12 Years a Slave too, which I haven‘t read yet. 8mo
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think Kojo‘s chapter was so sad! Not that other chapters haven‘t been but he was living a free life just to have this awful thing happen. I am ready to see where that thread goes. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC That‘s the thread that made me think of 12 Years a Slave (another book I really need to read), so heartbreaking, but it was so common. Why ship in slaves from overseas when you can pick up anyone in the north, tear up their papers, and sell them south. I‘m also thinking this is extra powerful right now after Caste, by pure luck it was both a great break and a great follow-up book. 8mo
megnews I am enjoying the format but also find myself going back to the family tree. It‘s interesting seeing how each generations choices affect the lives, choices and opportunities of the next. I am guessing the branches will reunite with the necklaces and I‘m very excited to see how that goes. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC And with Kojo, yes...you‘re so happy he made it and wish you knew what happened to his parents who sacrificed everything for him...and then to have that win turned on its head so quickly. It‘s a great example of, no one is free until we are all free, because any unfreedom affects us all in the end. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @megnews I was thinking that from the start, but then the first generation on one side buried her necklace in the Castle, and as far as we know it‘s still buried there in the slave dungeon. I don‘t think any of her descendants even know about it or that it ever existed....plus Kojo never even got to talk to his mom, and his H will never get to talk to him most likely. 8mo
arlenefinnigan I really could have done with this family tree when listening to this on audiobook - should have read it in print, it was really difficult to follow the various threads on audio. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @arlenefinnigan It‘s online too, if you ever want to relisten to it on audio, just google the family tree. 8mo
sabyym I absolutely love the way how each person gets their story told but yes I do agree with the others in here saying they want more stories from each individual. It really is captivating. 8mo
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bibliobliss
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...she is in awe of him, for he is the most beautiful man that she has ever seen, with skin so dark and creamy that looking at it could very well be the same thing as tasting it.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #fiction #novels #goodbooks #digitalreads #heartbreaking #Africanvoices #diversereads

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bibliobliss
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Ness's skin was no longer skin really, more like the ghost of her past made seeable, physical. She didn't mind the reminder.

#currentlyreading #fiction #novels #diversereads #digitalreads #Africanvoices #goodbooks #heartbreaking #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
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TimTam laughed, a sound that rumbled like thunder built from the cloud of his gut and expelled through the sky of his mouth.

DISCLAIMER: THE LANGUAGE IN THIS BOOK IS UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL. YOU WILL FALL INTO IT 🥰

#currentlyreading #fiction #novels #goodbooks #Africanvoices #diversereads #digitalreads #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
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...she would always miss the gray rock of her mother's heart. She would always associate real love with a hardness of spirit.

#currentlyreading #goodbooks #bookblurbs #fiction #novels #unputdownable #diversereads #Africanvoices #heartbreaking

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bibliobliss
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#bookreport
#weeklyforecast

Excited to read more of "Homegoing" and hoping to finish "Blackout" in the next few days

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"The Silence of the Lambs"
"Blackout"
"Witch Child"

Trying to keep interest in my #russianliterature #readharder challenge for the year

Most excited about the tagged book!!

#checkin #updates #currentlyreading #juststarted #almostdone #alwaysreading

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Ok #SheSaid it‘s time for a new book and new discussion!

How are you feeling about this one? I have to admit I had a hard time putting it down after this week‘s section.

So much can ride on such a simple change in fate.... for generations and generations...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa If anyone would like to be added or removed from the above tag list, please let me know. 9mo
vlwelser I love this so far. The thing that I love and find frustrating at the same time is that you get a tiny little glimpse of each person's story. I feel like I need to read more to have any more complex thoughts. 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser I know, it‘s a weird format. I don‘t want to put it down after each section, and yet each separate chapter is like a mini-short story sort of independent of the others, and yet connected. I want more details of every story so far, but by writing it this way, you get these tiny snapshots through history and as we go generations. 9mo
MallenNC I am really liking this one. I have had it forever and am glad to finally make time to read it. I read Transcendent Kingdom by this author and liked it but this one is just so skillfully done, I can‘t believe it‘s a debut. I like the way each chapter focuses on one person because I imagine it will move the story much further than a linear narrative but I am with you in wanting more. 9mo
megnews Please tag me. I agree with @vlwelser that I need to read more to discuss much. I like the writing and story so far but I feel like there‘s a lot of character & plot development happening and there will be more to discuss next week. 9mo
Singout I think I‘m going to skip this month because I‘m trying to catch up with other reading, and I read this year or so ago. It‘s totally worth it! 9mo
bibliobliss I haven't been this excited about a book in a while!! I'm on chapter 4 and I'm so interested in where the story is going. Heartbreaking but sooo powerful. Look forward to hearing what everyone thinks 🙂 9mo
bibliobliss @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I like the format, it gives a brief glimpse but I think it works 9mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Excited to join the discussion!! ✨✨

I'm reading ch 3 now

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