Curator Reviews

Trevor Noah

Thanks to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, America and Africa are linked in more ways than we usually think about. This is a fascinating novel about the legacy of slavery and white supremacy on both continents.

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Lily Cole

Homegoing follows the ancestral chain of two half sisters, separated in Ghana in the 18th Century. Every chapter moves onto the descendants of the last chapter, so that by the end of the book we are navigating racial politics in contemporary America. Through its clever structure, Gyasi allows us to understand the connections between our time and the historical past, and to also ponder the often invisible - often unknown - impacts of ancestral heritage that we all carry in different ways. A compelling novel that draws you in page by page, chapter by chapter.

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