Thoughts: Homegoing

July 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

“We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must always ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there, you begin to get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.” - Yaw


A historical fiction novel that will take you through the rich cultures of Asante-Fante, and how the British turn them to be slaves of their own land.

A tale of two sisters following their eight generations descendants, from Ghana's Gold Coast to American slavery in the south; from Civil War to the birth of Jazz. Their stories gave me a different perspective of how racism is deeply rooted and its influence to human behaviour; British Slavery is Black Slavery.

If you'd like to learn about the history of slavery, this is one of the good books to start. Yaa Gyasi, breaks it down to different generations; how slavery affects each characters whether or not they are directly impacted by the traumatic events - that will somehow leads to confusion and left with unanswered questions.

Learn more about the Author: Yaa Gyasi


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