Yaa Gyasi

Shelfie Score: 67%

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Publisher: Penguin UK
Pages: 320


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book Shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars o...

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I read this as part of the bookchat buddy read and really enjoyed it as it took me outside of what I would normally read and I learnt so much about slavery and its consequences.


On paper this book is a great premise, but in execution it's not as good as it should be. A real pity!

Ann Fernandez

This book is amazing and I adore it. The way that Yaa Gyasi can make you so attached to characters in 20 pages or less is unlike anything I've ever seen. Highly recommend.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Homegoing

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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