Homegoing

av Yaa Gyasi

ISBN 9781101971062

Pris: 129:-

Homegoing is an inspiration. Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation. Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi s magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer.

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Homegoing

av Yaa Gyasi

ISBN 9781101971062

Pris: 129:-

Roman

Homegoing is an inspiration. Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation. Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi s magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer.

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Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

2017

Kungsportsplatsen

Fantastisk läsning om en släkts komplexa öde. Med avstamp i slaveriets Ghana tar boken oss genom en vindlande terräng av kärlek, grymhet och familjeband. / Nina

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Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

2017

Arlanda T5 gate 11-24

Romanen Homegoing inleds i nuvarande Ghana på 1700-talet och sträcker sig ända in på 2000-talet. På knappt 300 sidor skildras slavhandeln, koloniseringen av Afrika, det amerikanska inbördeskriget och medborgarrättsrörelsen i samma land. Bland mycket annat. Det är SÅ bra! /Anna

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Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

2017

Stockholms C nedre

Detta är hands down BÄSTA boken jag har läst detta år. Läs och bli blown away av Gyasis fantastiska historieberättande och rika karaktärsbygge. Så viktig läsning! / Naomi

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