Our last book for 2017! We will be reading Homegoing by Yaas Gyasi.
In this exceptional debut, Yaas Gyasi traces the lives and legacies of two African half-sisters, one who is sold as a slave and taken to America in the 18th century, and one who remains in Ghana. The novel spans more than 300 years and many generations, chapter by chapter exploring the lives of the women’s descendants. And while it’s epic in ambition and scope, Homegoing still manages to feel profoundly intimate and personal. Each and every one of the characters, in each and every decade where their stories are set, is so finely drawn that any of their stories alone could bring you to tears. Together, they’re a tour de force that will leave you in awe.