Homegoing : [a novel]
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New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
ISBN
1518194524, 9781518194528, 1101971061, 9781101971062
Lexile measure
910L
Rating
910L
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Batavia Public Library District - Adult FictionFIC Gyasi, YaaChecked out
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Book
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Physical Desc
305 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 6, 18 Points
Lexile measure
910

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Subtitle from cover.
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"Reading Group Guide available at www.ReadingGroupCenter.com" --Back cover.
Description
"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast and tribal wars of Ghana, to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to the Great Migration north to the streets of 20th century Harlem and the Jazz Age. 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."--,Provided by publisher.
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910L,Lexile

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APA Citation (style guide)

Gyasi, Y. (2017). Homegoing: [a novel]. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gyasi, Yaa. 2017. Homegoing: [a Novel]. New York: Vintage Books.

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Gyasi, Yaa, Homegoing: [a Novel]. New York: Vintage Books, 2017.

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Gyasi, Yaa. Homegoing: [a Novel]. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books, 2017. Print.

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