Homegoing Spoiler Free Review

“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.”

-Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing.

Hey guys! I was recently very lucky to have been sent a copy of Homegoing by Penguin Random House to read and review. Very lucky indeed as it turns out, because this is one helluva book. It is deep. It is touching. It is the sort of book that permeates you while you’re reading it and stays with you, long after you’ve come to its beautiful conclusion.

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Written by Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing looks at two different women, Effia and Esi, whose lives take drastically different paths. One is sold into slavery while the other becomes a slave trader’s wife. Each chapter of Homegoing narrates the life of a different character, alternating between Effia and Esi’s families and tracing their lineage down through the years until it finishes in the present day. It’s an epic read that canvasses the history of America as it traverses through the families’ struggles and endurance, highs and lows of their lives as they lived them, pitted against some of the darkest times in human history.

I’m giving Homegoing 5/5 stars because it’s more than just a brilliantly written book, it’s an important book, the sort of book everyone should read. And I truly recommend you give it a read for yourself!

Has anyone else read this? What did you think of this book?

“Evil begets evil. It grows. It transmutes, so that sometimes you cannot see that the evil in the world began as the evil in your own home.”

-Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing.

 

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. The book is on my TBR. I am glad you enjoyed it. I must pick it up no matter what

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    1. Yes, it is definitely a book to make time for! I hope you enjoy it too ☺️

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  2. Thank you for this review! This book just went straight on my wishlist.

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    1. Aw thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did ☺️

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