Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
  • List: $22.50  |  Sale: $15.75
    Club: $11.25
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Homegoing

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman

Unabridged: 13 hr 11 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 06/07/2016

Genre: Fiction - African American - Historical

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016

“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 


The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.
           
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.

Recommended

Darkest Child, The (new recording), Delores Phillips
Darkest Child, The (new recording)
by Delores Phillips

A new edition of this award-winning modern classic, with a new introduction In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's ten children, but she is also th...

Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Published: 01/30/2018

The Known World, Edward P. Jones
The Known World
by Edward P. Jones

In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man i...

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Published: 06/15/2004

The Healing, Jonathan Odell
The Healing
by Jonathan Odell

The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers won’t soon forget  Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera afte...

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Published: 02/21/2012

The Gilded Years, Karin Tanabe
The Gilded Years
by Karin Tanabe

Passing meets The House of Mirth in this “utterly captivating” (Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House) historical novel based on the true story of Anita Hemmings, the first black student to attend Vassa...

Narrator: Janina Edwards
Published: 06/07/2016

Mustard Seed, Laila Ibrahim
Mustard Seed
by Laila Ibrahim

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home.Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman w...

Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Published: 11/07/2017

The Orphan Mother, Robert Hicks
The Orphan Mother
by Robert Hicks

An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice from the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Wid...

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Published: 09/13/2016

Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
Washington Black
by Esi Edugyan

"Enthralling" --Boston Globe  "Extraordinary" --Seattle Times  "A rip-roaring tale" --Washington PostFINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE and THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZEFrom the author of the award-winning international best seller Half-Blood...

Narrator: Dion Graham
Published: 09/18/2018

The Water Dancer A Novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was ...

Narrator: Joe Morton
Published: 09/24/2019

Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Wench
by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez is startling and original fiction that raises provocative questions of power and freedom, love and dependence. An enchanting and unforgettable novel based on little-known fact, Wench combines the narrative allure of Ca...

Narrator: Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Published: 03/30/2010
{"id":"1302446","ean":"9780451484185","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Homegoing","subtitle":"","author":"Yaa Gyasi","rating_average":"4.52","narrator":"Dominic Hoffman","ubr_id":"1302446","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"22.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.62","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Dominic Hoffman","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 13 hr 10 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}