Yaa Gyasi reinvents the notion of historical fiction in this haunting, sweeping tale of enslavement, colonialism, power, greed, despair, determination, and hope. I was captivated from page one! She brings to life the human cost of surviving the larger, often brutal, forces driving history through the gripping, visceral story of one extended family. Three hundred years of history come to life: from Ghana to Harlem and more as we follow their fates across continents and through time. A very moving book.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, (List Price: $16.95, Vintage, 9781101971062, May 2017)
Reviewed by Liz Feeney, E. Shaver, bookseller in Savannah, Georgia