Homegoing : [a novel]

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New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
1518194524, 9781518194528, 1101971061, 9781101971062
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Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - GenLit  1 available


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First Vintage Books edition.
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305 pages ; 21 cm
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Level 6, 18 Points
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"Reading Group Guide available at www.ReadingGroupCenter.com" --Back cover.
"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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

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