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The Resource Homegoing : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Yaa Gyasi, (kit)

Homegoing : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Yaa Gyasi, (kit)

Label
Homegoing : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
Homegoing
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Yaa Gyasi
Title variation
  • Home going
  • Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--
Member of
Summary
Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations marked by wealth, slavery, war, coal mining, the Great Migration and the realities of 20th-century Harlem
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481456
Cataloging source
VAK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gyasi, Yaa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williamsburg Regional Library
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Ghana
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Sisters
  • Women, Black
  • Slavery
  • Intermarriage
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
Target audience
adult
Label
Homegoing : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Yaa Gyasi, (kit)
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 305 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies +
Isbn
9781101947135
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016056762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
969973342
Label
Homegoing : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Yaa Gyasi, (kit)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 305 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies +
Isbn
9781101947135
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016056762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
969973342
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