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A profoundly moving story on the bonds of family and history - this is Beloved for the 21st century.

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself.

Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.

Reviews

Homegoing is an inspiration

Ta Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winning author of Between the World and Me

A stirringly gifted writer . . . magical . . . the great, aching gift of the novel is that it offers, in its own way, the very thing that enslavement denied its descendants; the possibility of imagining the connection between the broken threads of their origins

Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review

The speed with which Gyasi sweeps across the decades isn't confusing so much as dazzling, creating a kind of time-elapsed photo of black lives in America and in the motherland . . . truly captivating

Ron Charles, Washington Post

Remarkable . . . compelling . . . powerful

Rebecca Steinitz, Boston Globe

Tremendous . . . spectacular . . . [Homegoing is] essential reading

SF Chronicle

A blazing success . . .

Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times

[A] commanding debut . . . will stay with you long after you've finished reading. When people talk about all the things fiction can teach its readers, they're talking about books like this

Steph Opitz, Marie Claire

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241980446

    June 19, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    320 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9780241242728

    January 1, 2017

    Viking (UK Adult)

    320 pages

    RRP $48.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241242735

    August 1, 2016

    Viking

    336 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook

    9780241975244

    June 7, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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