Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is an amazingly ambitious novel, a bold and accomplished debut from a promising young talent. The book's real ambition stems from its structureâ€”in alternating chapters, Gyasi follows the descendants of two children of the same African mystery woman, a family tree starting with two sisters that don't know of each other at all. One branch of the tree stays in Africa, and the other goes to America through slavery.
Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize"Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates
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