Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This epic novel traces the lineage of two half-sisters from 18th century Ghana to present day America. One sister is sold into slavery and shipped to America, while the other is married off to a British slaver and remains in Africa. The book follows their descendants through the generations, exploring the lasting impact of slavery and colonialism on Black lives. The narrative showcases the struggles, resilience, and triumphs of each generation, providing a deep and personal view into the historical events and societal changes that shaped their lives.

The 2178th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 515

Since this book was first published in 2016, there is a penalty of 67.2%. The age adjusted score is 168.92.

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