News Flash

Staff Picks (Cyndi)

Posted on: October 30, 2019

Homegoing

homegoing235.jpg

by Yaa Gyasi

Reviewed by Cyndi:

Set in Ghana and the United States, this novel is a masterpiece that brings the horrors of slavery to life as the author follows several generations and shows the many — and lasting — impacts slavery has had on these two countries.

Reviewed by Janet:

Half-sisters Effia and Esi were born in different villages in 18th century Ghana, and they never know each other. Alternating chapters trace the generations of Effia’s descendants in Ghana and Esi’s in the United States, depicting their lives against the historical backgrounds and events of each country. An unflinching and intimate look at the struggles and fears of the characters in each time and place, against the background of slavery and its lasting repercussions.

Find in our catalog
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Staff Picks (Cyndi)

The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink

Posted on: October 29, 2019
Lisette's List

Lisette’s List

Posted on: October 29, 2019
Meet Me at the Museum

Meet Me at the Museum

Posted on: October 29, 2019
Mrs Grant and Madame Jule

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

Posted on: October 29, 2019
The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems

Posted on: October 29, 2019
Battle Dress

Battle Dress: Poems

Posted on: October 29, 2019
Nine Gates

Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry

Posted on: October 29, 2019
If They Come For Us

If They Come for Us: Poems

Posted on: October 29, 2019