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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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Caroline2
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For such a small book, this is surprisingly epic! Sweeping across 300yrs and across continents; it follows two sisters and their descendants. I was worried I wouldn‘t connect with all the characters but they are so well written that I cared for them all within a couple of pages. It‘s unique, heartbreaking and compelling. All I wanted to do was read this book. This is the best book I have read in a long time!!! 5 stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader Compelling review! Stacked! (edited) 3w
Freespirit Great review! 3w
Megabooks Great review!! 3w
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tammy_sue Happy you enjoyed it too! Terrific review! 3w
eraderneely I think the chapters are just the right length. You get invested in the characters, but not so strongly that it‘s hard to switch when the next viewpoint comes up. 3w
BooknerdsLife Beautiful review and gorgeous photo! 3w
Caroline2 @eraderneely Yes! I agree. The length of each chapter is spot on; it also keeps the pace of the novel rolling. It never lulled once for me. 3w
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BarbaraBB
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“We believe the one who has power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there you get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.”

All the love 💕 for this #AfricanLady (she was born in Ghana in 1989 and grew up in Alabama). #WanderingJune

erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 I was thinking of this too! Great read! 3w
Reviewsbylola Great pick! 3w
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youneverarrived
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It took a while to get used to the structure and I had to keep going back to the family tree before starting a new chapter but it‘s a clever and poignant way to write about slavery and it‘s effects on people then and now. It‘s a tough but necessary read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

erzascarletbookgasm Yes, the family tree was very helpful! 🙂 1mo
youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm I would have been lost without it 😂 1mo
Theaelizabet Really liked this book. Can‘t wait to see what she writes next. 1mo
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readordierachel Loved this one. Clever and poignant is a great description. 1mo
youneverarrived @Theaelizabet was it her debut book? 1mo
Theaelizabet @youneverarrived Yes, it was. A good start! 1mo
youneverarrived @Theaelizabet ah wow that‘s impressive. 1mo
MrBook Nice review and great background! 1mo
Suet624 I referred to the family tree often and I LOVED the book 1mo
youneverarrived @MrBook thanks 😁 1mo
youneverarrived @Suet624 yeah, I‘m glad the family tree was included. 1mo
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WellReadCatLady
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This book was so good!

WorldsOkayestStepMom I absolutely LOVED this one! 💖 1mo
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Samplergal
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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This book is set in a variety of places, one being Pratt City, Alabama. I‘m going rogue and using this as Alabama for my #ReadingUSA2019. #alabama

Cortg I loved this book ❤️ 2mo
Samplergal So did I. Five earned stars. I have had it on my shelf for a year, but seems it always got pushed back on the pile in exchange for a book club book or library book that had an expiration date. So glad I read it. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading I also loved book after it sat on my shelf for quite a while. 😄 2mo
Soubhiville Such an amazing book! 2mo
Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one! 2mo
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Samplergal
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#bannedbook #maymadness #24b4Monday

I‘m sure this is banned someplace. It‘s sooooo good. Its about 40% in and want to stay up all night to finish good.

TheReadingMermaid Nice!!! 👍👍👍 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I adored this book. It is so amazing. 2mo
behudd One of the best books I‘ve ever read! 2mo
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Kdgordon88 I loved this book! 2mo
irre Loved it!! 2mo
Clwojick 🙌🏻 I‘ll have to check it out! 2mo
BarbaraJean Oh, this book is absolutely amazing. Loved it! 2mo
violabrain This book is incredible! I second @behudd - definitely one of the best books I‘ve ever read! 2mo
SaturnDoo You are probably right about it being banned some where 😁 I started this several months ago and couldn't stay interested/focused. Maybe I should try it again. Is this the one that jumps around in time, bactracks, and has millions of characters but never really focuses on any particular one? 2mo
behudd @SaturnDoo it follows a line of descendants, so it doesn‘t jump around in time, it goes chronologically, but you‘re right that it doesn‘t focus on any one character for more than their section. 2mo
Samplergal It‘s so good. So good. 2mo
SaturnDoo @behudd thanks. I knew it was one of those things 😊 that I just couldn't stay focused on it at the time I started it. I'm going to try it again. 2mo
Andrew65 This is a really good read. 2mo
behudd @SaturnDoo definitely understand that! I hope you love it whenever you re-start :) 2mo
Theaelizabet Loved this book. Excited to see what she does next. 2mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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A beautifully written novel following the generations of a family, not unlike "Roots" by Alex Haley, which I also loved!

DivineDiana I liked this so much that I recommended for Book Club. 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @DivineDiana oh I bet this would be a great Book Club book!!! 2mo
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thebookishtype15
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#oldmeetsnewgiveaway @Cinfhen

1. Realistic fiction/contemporary
2. Tagged above
3. Suburbs of Chicago
4. In the grass under a tree or on the couch near the window

This was fun!

Cinfhen Yay!!! So glad you joined in🤗and I really liked your tagged book! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading Homegoing was excellent!! 2mo
thebookishtype15 Yes! I love Homegoing! 2mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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"There should be no room in your life for regret. If in the moment of doing you felt clarity, you felt certainty, then why feel regret later?"

Wise words from dear old dad. ?

IamIamIam Oh, I love this!!! 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @IamIamIam isn't it such a lovely quote!! 2mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I'm really enjoying this book so far!

irre One of my all time favorites! 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @irre my flower beds are full of them! 2mo
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Mowen036
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So I really struggled through this book not because it was a difficult read but I couldn‘t connect with the story. I found myself wanting that connection with the characters. Once I put in my mind that it was a collection of short stories I could get through the book better.

ephemeralwaltz Interesting take on it! 2mo
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GinaKButler
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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This month‘s book club pick! Interesting format! #theplanningbutlerreads

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Mowen036
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Anyone else read homegoing? I‘d love to hear your thoughts! I have 3 people left to read and I‘ve been struggling to read this for a month!

Suet624 I loved it. 2mo
bookandcat I liked this book a lot too - maybe it will get better for you? 🤷 I hope so!! 2mo
readordierachel I also loved it. Difficult but also beautiful and important. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I liked it. What @readordierachel said..difficult but important read 2mo
Blaire Agree with @readordierachel and @erzascarletbookgasm I really liked it and the difficult parts were necessary and important. Stick with it. 2mo
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Zelma
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Holy moly, I love this book! I have been on a linked short stories kick recently, but I felt like this tied more together as a novel then, say, Olive Kitteridge. This was really a series of snapshots of a family tree, each chapter a different voice. I referred to the family tree in the front the book quite a bit but never found the book confusing. So evocative, tragic, hopeful, and very difficult at times. Just excellent.

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Rhmodica
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

halfway through, enjoying it a lot.

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jlondon1963
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Reread this book for my neighborhood book group. This was our February read.

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eraderneely
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I‘m a slow reader, so I‘m happy to have finished one book on #readingretreat
This book pairs really well with White Rage by Carol Anderson, which I finished last week.
The chapters are long enough to really get a story for each character, but short enough to keep from getting mired down. I like that each character‘s story is carried on in the next generation. Solid pick.

julesG I was actually quite glad seeing you make slow progress with the book. I felt bad about being such a slow reader. Now I know I'm in good company. 😁 3mo
Sarah83 Great picture 😍 3mo
tpixie So glad you went and had a #LitsyMeetUp ! 3mo
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RachelO Yay! And wouldn‘t you love to smuggle out a set of those library steps? Of course I‘d need to build a whole library round them... 🤔 3mo
eraderneely @julesG yes, it‘s nice too have someone else who didn‘t read 5 books this weekend! Slow and steady! 3mo
eraderneely @Sarah83 thank you! 3mo
eraderneely @tpixie me too! It‘s so nice to spend time with fellow Littens. 3mo
eraderneely @RachelO they were really lovely. But you need the floor-to-ceiling shelves to match! 3mo
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eraderneely
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1) Gladstone‘s Library in Hawarden, Wales
2) tagged
3) scones
4) I‘m on a reading retreat this weekend!
5) I‘m going to try not to pick up my phone every 5 minutes!
#Deweys24hourreadathon #readathon

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eraderneely
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Where I‘m doing my reading this morning

Cathythoughts Gorgeous 3mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 3mo
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eraderneely
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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On the train to North Wales. #readingretreat here I come!

JennyM Have fun guys! 3mo
RachelO Have you started Homegoing yet? Love that cover! 3mo
GatheringBooks looks great! 3mo
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Chrissyreadit I love that book!!! Have fun! 3mo
eraderneely @JennyM Thanks! 3mo
eraderneely @RachelO I started it on the train. Really liking it so far! 3mo
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Carolyn11215
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My March reads. Faves were Homegoing, Girl Who Waits with Gun and I Was Anastasia. How do you all get your photos to fit on Litsy? I tried using Pic Monkey and PicCollage but parts of photo are always cut off when I post to Litsy.

Freespirit Litsy seems to crop the edges doesn't it? I try to put a border round my photo and then that gets cropped rather than the pic. 3mo
Carolyn11215 @freespirit, not sure how to put border around collage on PicCollage but I clearly need to try! 3mo
GatheringBooks i use squaready! it is a free app too. 🧚🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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Devyn
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I had a lot of other things to do this morning but my library copy of this is due back today and I don‘t want the person in the hold line behind me to have to wait any longer to read it. It‘s so beautiful and heartbreaking. One of the best books I‘ve ever read, like, ever.

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thebookishtype15
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1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi! One of my favorites!
2. I rarely make my bed.
3. High temp is 45! Woohoo!
4. Idk how weird it is but grilled cheese and grape jelly.
5. Will do!

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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Lesley1
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I really enjoyed this book! It was so interesting to see the genealogy of the family at the beginning of the book and I continuously referred back to it as the story progressed. For so much story I really liked that it was not a long book. Very readable and engrossing from beginning to end!

xxjenadanxx This is on my tbr list. I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
Lesley1 @xxjenadanxx definitely recommend :) 4mo
RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
Lesley1 @RaimeyGallant thank you! And thanks for the tips :) 3mo
Chelleo Welcome! 3mo
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Karkar
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My first post was over three years ago. I only got 8 likes. 😆 @Liberty @Twocougs were my first likes. #firstlikes

Twocougs Aaaaah🥰. Time goes fast. 4mo
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Carolyn11215
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5 stars. From Ghana and the horrific Cape Coast Slave Castle to the deep South and Harlem in the U.S., this amazing novel follows the lives of the ancestors of two women from Ghana. The story moves forward via chapters about a child of the next generation until the ancestors of the two women ultimately meet in CA and return together for a visit to Ghana and the Castle. Brutality, loss, love...a roller coaster ride of emotions.

minkyb Yep definitely a 5 star read. 4mo
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Carolyn11215
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”White men get a choice. They get to choose they job, choose they house. They get to make black babies, then disappear into thin air, like they wasn‘t never there to begin with, like these black women they slept with or raped done laid on top of themselves and got pregnant. White men get to choose for black men too. Used to sell ‘em; now they just send ‘em to prison like they did to my daddy, so that they can‘t be with they kids.”

Carolyn11215 This book is so powerful. So much heartbreak. 4mo
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Carolyn11215
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Current TBR for March...one library book and 3 ARCs along with Girl Waits with Gun, which I‘m working my way through. Really looking forward to Foursome as I‘m a huge Georgia O‘Keefe fan!!

irre I absolutely loved Homegoing 4mo
Carolyn11215 @irre I‘m halfway through Homegoing now and it‘s amazing! Sorry it took so long for me to get around to reading it!! 4mo
irre I‘m glad you like it!!! 4mo
minkyb Foursome looks amazing ! 4mo
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Afua
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Homegoing does two things I absolutely love in storytelling: tackle history and drip with characterization.
I reveled in and felt every single character's uniqueness, the weight of their hopes, pains, conflicts with the worlds around them and in them...driven in a vehicle of uncomplicated language: a foil to all their very complicated lives.
A drive through the historical landscape that we on the continent could use less of an allergy towards.

ephemeralwaltz Great great review! 4mo
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SShiney
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What a beautiful novel. I saw it all over litsy and decided to check it out. It was the perfect mix of being plot-driven and having elegant literary prose. I didn't want to put it down.

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saresmoore
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This book. Phew! I‘m limiting myself to one chapter per day, partly because the structure allows for it, but mostly because it is so intense. It‘s beautifully written and overflowing with humanity, but leaves me feeling hollowed out and heartbroken.

Amor4Libros I‘ve been eyeing this book for a while, seen so many positive reviews! 5mo
Kalalalatja Love this book 👌 5mo
saresmoore @Amor4Libros It‘s certainly not an easy read, but it‘s full of life and feels very honest. 5mo
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irre One of my favorites of all time. Loved it so much!! 5mo
Lindy Good idea to limit to a chapter per day. I loved this, but it is emotionally brutal. 5mo
Suet624 Such a good book and it makes sense to read it one chapter at a time. I am physically affected every time I see the book sitting on a Library shelf. It just covers so much territory. 5mo
andrew61 Loved it - yes take your time it's worth it, although i couldn't put it down. 4mo
saresmoore @andrew61 I struggle put it down, too, but when I emerge, it takes me a while to shift back to reality. Wonderful, though utterly heartbreaking storytelling. 4mo
andrew61 @saresmoore i think it is that each episode is the story of a life and you want to cling to their story but so many are heartbreaking. The image of the slaves in the fortress still is in my head two years after i read it. 4mo
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Andrew65
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Today I am going to start listening to this one, got great reviews and recommendations for it from my fellow Littens. Reading this as part of my #24B4Monday #Readathon.

Emilymdxn I love this book! 5mo
Andrew65 @Emilymdxn An interesting start. 5mo
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Andrew65
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This looks an interesting choice for #24B4Monday‘s Black History Month theme.

Has anyone read it?

Would you recommend it?

gradcat Heard good things about this one...haven‘t read it, but I‘ll bet you‘re on the right track with this one. 5mo
Amiable It's excellent. Great choice. 5mo
irre I love it. One of my favorite books of all time. Read it!!!!! 5mo
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Andrew65 @gradcat @Amiable @irre Thanks 😊 Just downloaded it. Some glowing recommendations. 👍 (edited) 5mo
Andrew65 @irre Definitely glowing praise! 👏🙌👍 5mo
TracyReadsBooks Yes! Great book. Highly recommended. 5mo
RachelO Yes and yes. And if you don‘t like it, you can just admire the cover! 5mo
Sarz Its great! 5mo
Eggbeater I've read it. It's really good. The writing is excellent. 5mo
mutlee It‘s a good one! 5mo
SW-T I liked it and would recommend it. (edited) 5mo
EadieB @Andrew65 That book looks really good! 5mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Not one I‘d heard of before the research. 5mo
JennyM Highly recommend - it‘s beautifully written 5mo
Andrew65 @JennyM Thanks for posting this comment. 😊👍 5mo
SleepyDragon Definitely. 5mo
Andrew65 @NeesyBeth Thanks 😊 5mo
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Devyn
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This one has been on the list for so long and 30 pages in I‘m already hooked. It was so hard to put it down last night! So beautifully written and I‘m already so attached to every character I‘ve been introduced to.

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HeatherBlue
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‘Hell was a place of remembering, each beautiful moment passed through the mind‘s eye until it fell to the ground like a rotten mango, perfectly useless, uselessly perfect.‘

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BlueMonday42
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Yaa Gyasi‘s debut novel is a powerful story of the effects of slavery, colonialism, and racial tension. Told over the course of 8 generations, beginning in Africa and ending in the US, this was a revelation. It is poetic, hopeful, heavy, and beautiful.

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KGlibrarian
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A fascinating story spanning hundreds of years of slavery. It begins in 18th-century Ghana and follows the descendants of two half sisters whose lives take different paths. Using various perspectives coming from Africa, Harlem and other North American cities, the author weaves together all the individual stories and shows how deeply people are tied to their roots.

violabrain I loved this book!! 5mo
KGlibrarian @violabrain Wasn‘t it great? It took me a few chapters to connect with the story but once I got into it I couldn‘t put it down. 5mo
Suet624 Ohhhh, I loved this book so much. 5mo
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PassionatelyCurious
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This was one of my top 5 books of 2018. I was hesitant because I wasn‘t sure how I could connect to any one character if every chapter focused on and was written by a different character. But I was blown away by this book and felt connected to every character. This is an amazing and emotional story of slavery and racism across generations—from the beginning of slave trade in Ghana to policing of people of color in the US today.

FreeReadAndWrite I bought this book years ago & still haven't read it ... I need to get to it. 5mo
PassionatelyCurious @FreeReadAndWrite Americanah sparked my interest in African woman authors and I read this shortly after (and quite a few others by African women). It was my favorite book I read last year. I highly recommend picking it up soon! 5mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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OMG @Elma!!!! You've spoilt me rotten with your #CupidGoesPostal package!! Firstly, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Such thoughtful gifts - the Alice earrings (which I can't wait to put on!), the scarf (love the colors!), the mug, coffee, chocs (both flavors spot on!), the scarf (love the colors!), the mug, clipboard, the towel, the mug cozy, to the bookmark, the notepads, the tote and THE BOOKS!

Thank you @BookishMarginalia for being such a great host!⬇️⬇️

Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma you've absolutely made my day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day and Birthday too! Can't wait to see your pix!! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome! I got a copy of that book too 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @CouronneDhiver I can't wait to read it! Have you read it yet? 5mo
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CouronneDhiver No, but my dad has farmland in Ghana so I‘m curious about fiction set there 👍🏽 5mo
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @CouronneDhiver oh! That's fantastic!! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma also did you make the gorgeous card? 5mo
Crazeedi Awesome!! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Homegoing is great! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @erzascarletbookgasm can't wait to read it! ♥️📖😊 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi ♥️♥️ 5mo
Elma Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. I had so much fun shopping for you! Yes, I did make the card. I used to have an Etsy shop, but I haven't put any cards in it for a long time. 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma I was incredibly touched by your kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness... Thank you so so much... ❤️❤️ You must start putting cards in your etsy shop again!! And pls lemme know when you do! Coz you're super talented and the card you made me is beautiful!!! Thank you!! ❤️😘🤗 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma also what's the name of your etsy shop? Is it ope for business? And did you make the Alice earrings too? I love it so much!! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma omg how did I not notice! I'm so sorry...i now notice the name of your shop! You must restock and promote your items here! I bet you'll have many of us here buying from you! Me included of course! 😊 5mo
Elma @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for your kind words. I do have some stock of upcoming holidays that I could put up in my shop. I just need to actually do it. It would be awhile until I can make new things though, because my crafting space is a disaster zone. I just need to hunker down and get it cleaned up, because I do feel like Litsy is the perfect place to advertise and it's something I love to do. 5mo
Elma @Jee_HookedOnBookz Also, you asked for my email on another post. The one I check the most is michele.staples@gmail.com. 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma I'm looking forward to checking out your etsy store!! ❤️❤️ 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma thank you for your email! ❤️Hope you're having a great Saturday! 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Late 1700s. Effia and Esi are half sisters in Ghana, unknown to one another. One is forced to marry a white slave trader and the other is forced into the dungeons beneath her sister's home, waiting to be sold & shipped off to America. From that point on we follow thier descendants through the generations to present day.

#BlackHistoryMonth #ReadBlackAuthors #ReadBlackWomen #Blitsy #Femmeuary #ReadFemaleAuthors #blameitonlitsy

ephemeralwaltz This was amazing! 5mo
LeeRHarry Loved this one ! 😊 5mo
Erofan Beautiful picture! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Erofan thank you. I got that painting while in Africa this past summer. A different part than where the book is set, but it did the trick. 🐘 5mo
staci.reads Loved this book! 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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When you're thrift shopping & you inadvertently buy the Large Print copy. 🤷‍♀️

Lcsmcat I‘ve done that. I feel like it makes me read more slowly, and not in a good way, when I have the large print edition. 5mo
LibrarianRyan Library secret, if you don‘t mind large print, when making a book request at the library for popular titles, also request the LP because you normally get those faster. 🤓 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @LibrarianRyan Tricks of the trade, I like it! 😁 5mo
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Crazeedi Well when you're a certain age LP is a nice change😉 5mo
Wife @LibrarianRyan Works for me every time 😉 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Lcsmcat I did find that as well, strangely enough. 5mo
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Brooke_H
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Thank you, @Rachel.Rencher !! 🤩 I can‘t wait to read it!

Rachel.Rencher Yay! Hope you love it 😍 6mo
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teddysj3789
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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A tale of fate and fire. I really could not describe how amazing Yaa Gyasi‘s execution in this novel is. The characters came to life so real in its chapter, the interconnectedness of the stories is so flawlessly done and at the end, the sense of homegoing came true when fate brings the characters together. Definitely a must-read!

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derr.liz
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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"She was certain that the dreams entered through her growing ear, that they latched onto the sizzling sounds of fried things in the daytime and lodged themselves in her mind at night, and so she slept flat-backed to let them through."

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akfreeborn
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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It took me too long to get to this book but it was just spectacular. Such an undertaking but so well organized, ambitious but Gyasi executes this flawlessly. One of the best I‘ve read in a while. Sat by the fire reading this thinking about all the references to fire throughout.

irre One of my favorites! 😍 6mo
TheNextBook I read this and felt like it took me too long to get to it too... I‘m glad I did because I loved it. 6mo
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Christinak
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Esi‘s mother grabbed Esi‘s hand and dropped something into it. It was a black stone, glimmering with gold. Smooth, as if it had been scrubbed carefully for years to #preserve its perfect surface. #QuotsyJan19

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SealedWithInk
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Starting out during the slave trade, Homegoing tells the family histories of two sisters who are never to meet but who are both impacted by the slave trade. It goes on to span the family stories of those after them who feel the after affects by each sister. All of the characters are victims of racism and it's cruelty, this shaping each of their lives, regardless of the time they are born.

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Latrelwhite
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Happy New Year! My first read of 2019!!! ✨📚😊

I love this... “The need to call this thing “good” and this thing “bad,” this thing “white” and this thing “black,” was an impulse that Effia did not understand. In her village, everything was everything. Everything bore the weight of everything else.”

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