Homegoing por Yaa Gyasi

Titulo del libro: Homegoing

Autor: Yaa Gyasi

ISBN: 1101971061

Homegoing por Yaa Gyasi

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Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award
Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

Review
Gyasi s characters are so fully realized, so elegantly carved very often I found myself longing to hear more. Craft is essential given the task Gyasi sets for herself drawing not just a lineage of two sisters, but two related peoples. Gyasi is deeply concerned with the sin of selling humans on Africans, not Europeans. But she does not scold. She does not excuse. And she does not romanticize. The black Americans she follows are not overly virtuous victims. Sin comes in all forms, from selling people to abandoning children. I think I needed to read a book like this to remember what is possible. I think I needed to remember what happens when you pair a gifted literary mind to an epic task. Homegoing is an inspiration.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me

"Homegoing is a remarkable feat a novel at once epic and intimate, capturing the moral weight of history as it bears down on individual struggles, hopes, and fears.A tremendous debut.
Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment

I could not put this book down
Roxane Gay

It is hard to overstate how much I LOVE this book
Michele Norris

"One of the most fantastic books I've read in a long time...you cry and you laugh as you're reading it...a beautiful story"

Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

The hypnotic debut novel by Yaa Gyasi, a stirringly gifted writer . . . magical . . . the great, aching gift of the novel is that it offers, in its own way, the very thing that enslavement denied its descendants: the possibility of imagining the connection between the broken threads of their origins.
Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review

"It s impossible not to admire the ambition and scope of Homegoing, and thanks to Ms. Gyasi s instinctive storytelling gifts, the book leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries, from mothers to daughters, fathers to sons. At its best, the novel makes us experience the horrors of slavery on an intimate, personal level; by its conclusion, the characters tales of loss and resilience have acquired an inexorable and cumulative emotional weight."
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"The brilliance of this structure, in which we know more than the characters do about the fate of their parents and children, pays homage to the vast scope of slavery without losing sight of its private devastation . . . . [Toni Morrison s] influence is palpable in Gyasi s historicity and lyricism; she shares Morrison s uncanny ability to crystalize, in a single event, slavery s moral and emotional fallout. What is uniquely Gyasi s is her ability to connect it so explicitly to the present day: No novel has better illustrated the way in which racism became institutionalized in this country.

Megan O Grady, Vogue

Toni Morrison s masterpiece, Beloved, seared into our imagination the grotesque distortions of antebellum life. And now, Yaa Gyasi s rich debut novel, Homegoing, confronts us of the involvement of Africans in the enslavement of their own people . . . the speed with which Gyasi sweeps across the decades isn t confusing so much as dazzling, creating a kind of time-elapsed photo of black lives in America and in the motherland . . . haunting . . . Gyasi has developed a style agile enough to reflect the remarkable range of her first novel. As she moves across the centuries, from old and new Ghana and to pre-Civil War Alabama and modern-day Palo Alto, her prose modulates subtly according to time and setting: The 18th-century chapters resonate with the tones of legend, while the contemporary chapters shine with clear-eyed realism. And somehow all this takes place in the miraculous efficiency of just 300 pages . . . truly captivating.
Ron Charles, Washington Post

Gyasi echoes [James] Baldwin s understanding of a common culture marked by both yearning and pain, in which black people can confront each other across differences and reach a political understanding about what unites them. What distinguishes Gyasi s presentation of this idea is its scope: She does not present us with a single moment, but rather delivers a multigenerational saga in which two branches of a family, separated by slavery and time, emerge from the murk of history in a romantic embrace . . . . . HOMEGOING is a reminder of the tenacity of fathers and mothers who struggle to keep their kin alive. The novel succeeds when it retrieves individual lives from the oblivion mandated by racism and spins the story of the family s struggle to survive.
Amitava Kumar, Bookforum

Rich, epic . . . . Each chapter is tightly plotted, and there are suspenseful, even spectacular climaxes.
Christian Lorentzen, New York Magazine

Gripping.
Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal

A memorable epic of changing families and changing nations.
Chicago Tribune

"Remarkable...compelling...powerful."
Rebecca Steinitz, Boston Globe

"Epic...astonishing...page-turning."
Entertainment Weekly

The arrival of a major new voice in American literature

Poets & Writers

"Tremendous...spectacular...[HOMEGOING is]essential reading from a young writer whose stellar instincts, sturdy craftsmanship and penetrating wisdom seem likely to continue apace much to our good fortune as readers."

SF Chronicle

A blazing success . . . . The sum of Homegoing s parts is remarkable, a panoramic portrait of the slave trade and its reverberations, told through the travails of one family that carries the scars of that legacy . . . . Gyasi s characters may be fictional, but their stories are representative of a range of experience that is all too real and difficult to uncover. Terrible things happen to them; they re constantly cleaved apart, and in the process, cut off from their own stories. In her ambitious and sweeping novel, Gyasi has made these lost stories a little more visible.
Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times

The most powerful debut novel of 2016 . . . . Carrying on in the tradition of her foremothers like Toni Morrison, Edwidge Danticat, Assia Djebar and Bessie Head Gyasi has created a marvelous work of fiction that both embraces and re-writes history.

Shannon M. Houston, Paste Magazine

Heart-wrenching . . . . Gyasi s unsentimental prose, her vibrant characters and her rich settings keep the pages turning no matter how mournful the plot . . . . The horror of being present at the wrong place and the wrong time, whether black or white, is handled poignantly . . . . The chapters change narrators effortlessly and smoothly transition between time periods . . . . I kept expecting a Henry Louis Gates Find Your Roots TV show . . . . Yaa Gyasi s assured Homegoing is a panorama of splendid faces.
Soniah Kamal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution


A remarkable achievement, marking the arrival of a powerful new voice in fiction.
Kelsey Ronan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Gyasi's lyrical, devastating debut more thandeserves to be held in its own light....Gyasitraces black history from the Middle Passage to the Great Migration and beyond, bringing everyAsante village, cotton plantation, and coal mineinto vivid focus. The rhythm of her streamlinedsentences is clipped and clean, with brilliantbursts of primary color...the luminous beauty of Gyasi sunforgettable telling.A "
--Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

Gyasi is a deeply empathetic writer, and each of the novel s 14 chapters is a savvy character portrait that reveals the impact of racism from multiple perspectives . . . . A promising debut that s awake to emotional, political, and cultural tensions across time and continents.
Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2016

Homegoingis an epic novel in every sense of the word spanning three centuries, Homegoingis a sweeping account of two half-sisters in 18th-century Ghana and the lives of their many generations of descendants in America. A stunning, unforgettable account of family, history, and racism, Homegoingis an ambitious work that lives up to the hype.
Jarry Lee, Buzzfeed

Stunning . . . . [HOMEGOING] may just be one of the richest, most rewarding reads of 2016.
Meredith Turits, ELLE Magazine s 19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About

"Rarely does a grand, sweeping epic plumb interior lives so thoroughly. Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a marvel."
Dave Wheeler, associate editor, Shelf Awareness

Gyasi gives voice, and an empathetic ear, to the ensuing seven generations of flawed and deeply human descendants, creating a patchwork mastery of historical fiction.
Cotton Codinha, Elle Magazine

[A] commanding debut . . . will stay with you long after you ve finished reading. When people talk about all the things fiction can teach its readers, they re talking about books like this.
Steph Opitz, Marie Claire

"Stunning, unforgettable... Homegoingis an ambitious work that lives up to the hype."
Buzzfeed

"Striking... With racial inequality at the forefront of America s consciousness, Homegoing is a reminder of slavery s rippling repercussions, not only in America, Gyasi points out, but around the world."
Departures Magazine

"HOMEGOING is sprawling, epic.
Hope Wabuke, The Root

An important, riveting page-turner filled with beautiful prose, Homegoing shoots for the moon and lands right on it.
Isaac Fitzgerald, Buzzfeed

"Each chapter is filled with so much emotion and depth and tackles so many different topics.... I didn't want to put it down."

BookRiot

"Dazzling."
Mother Jones

"Lyric and versatile . . . [Yaa Gyasi] writes with authority about history and pulls her readers deep into her characters' lives through the force of her empathetic imagination . . . striking . . . [a] strong debut novel."
Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"Stunning...vivid and poignant"
WBUR

Bewitching, eye-opening

Goodreads

"Courageous . . . [Yaa Gyasi] approaches tough topics with unflinching honesty."
The Washington Independent Review of Books

"[HOMEGOING] lives up to the hype."

New York Magazine Approval Matrix

Epic. . . The destinies of Effia Otcher and Esi Asare in Yaa Gyasi s spellbinding Homegoing recall those of sisters Celie and Nettie in Alice Walker s The Color Purple, switched-at-birth infants Saleem and Shiva in Salman Rushdie s Midnight's Children and compatriot clones Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay in Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities. Gyasi s debut novel effortlessly earns its spot alongside these distinguished classics . . . . The author s penetrating prose draws intimate and deeply cultivated connections between rival tribes, languages lost and found, real love and a hardness of spirit. And in the process, Gyasi has written a nuanced, scintillating investigation into the myriad intricacies and institutions that shape a family.
Anjali Enjeti, Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Impressive . . . intricate in plot and scope . . . . Homegoingserves as a modern-day reconstruction of lost and untold narratives and a desire to move forward.
Dana De Greff, Miami Herald


No debate at all: Yaa Gyasi sHomegoingis impressive, impassioned, and utterly original . . . a story so personalized, so urgent and timely, especially for today s readers and the many who do not seem to understand why African Americans are so conflicted.
Charles R. Larson, Counterpunch

Epic . . . a timely, riveting portrayal of the global African Diaspora and the aftereffects that linger on to this day.
Hope Wabuke, The Root

One of the most anticipated books of this summer is from debut novelist Yaa Gyasi, and all it will take to convince you the hype is worth it is reading some of these powerfulHomegoingquotes about family, identity, and history. An emotional, beautiful, and remarkable book, Homegoingshould definitely be on your summer reading list . . . . With characters you won't be able to forget, and stories that will haunt you long after you turn the last page, Homegoingis stunning a truly heartbreaking work of literary genius. It honestly and elegantly tries to unravel the complicated history of not only a family through the generations, but a nation through the years of outside conflict, inner turmoil, and one of the darker pieces of the past.
Sadie L. Trombetta, Bustle

From the Hardcover edition."

-Homegoing is an inspiration.- --Ta-Nehisi Coates
-Spectacular.- --Zadie Smith
-Powerful. . . . Compelling. . . . Illuminating.- --The Boston Globe
-A blazing success.- --Los Angeles Times
-I could not put this book down.- --Roxane Gay

-Devastating. . . . Luminous.- --Entertainment Weekly
-A beautiful story.- --Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

-Spellbinding.- --Minneapolis Star Tribune
-Dazzling. . . . Devastating. . . . Truly captivating.- --The Washington Post
-Brims with compassion. . . . Yaa Gyasi has given rare and heroic voice to the missing and suppressed.- --NPR
-Tremendous . . . Spectacular. . . . Essential reading.- --San Francisco Chronicle
-Magical. . . . Hypnotic. . . . Yaa Gyasi [is] a stirringly gifted writer.- --The New York Times Book Review

-Powerful. . . . Gyasi has delivered something unbelievably tough to pull off: a centuries-spanning epic of interlinked short stories. . . . She has a poet's ability to pain a scene with a handful of phrases.- --The Christian Science Monitor

-Thanks to Ms. Gyasi's instinctive storytelling gifts, the book leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries. . . . By its conclusion, the characters' tales of loss and resilience have acquired an inexorable and cumulative emotional weight.- --The New York Times

-[Toni Morrison's] influence is palpable in Gyasi's historicity and lyricism; she shares Morrison's uncanny ability to crystalize, in a single event, slavery's moral and emotional fallout. . . . No novel has better illustrated the way in which racism became institutionalized in this country.- --Vogue

-Gyasi gives voice, and an empathetic ear, to the ensuing seven generations of flawed and deeply human descendants, creating a patchwork mastery of historical fiction.- --Elle
-A remarkable feat--a novel at once epic and intimate, capturing the moral weight of history as it bears down on individual struggles, hopes, and fears. A tremendous debut.- --Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment

-Rich. . . . Fascinating. . . . Each chapter is tightly plotted, and there are suspenseful, even spectacular climaxes.- --Vulture

-[A] commanding debut . . . will stay with you long after you've finished reading. When people talk about all the things fiction can teach its readers, they're talking about books like this.- --Marie Claire
-Homegoing weaves a spectacular epic. . . . Gyasi gives voice not just to a single person or moment, but to a resonant chorus of eight generations.- --Los Angeles Review of Books

-Moving. . . . Compelling. . . . Gyasi is an enormously talented writer.- --The Dallas Morning News

-I cannot remember the last time I read a novel that made me want to use the adjective perfect. . . . Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a feat rarely achieved: a book with the scope of world history and the craft of something much smaller. . . . The cumulative effect is staggering.- --Molly McArdle, Brooklyn Magazine

-Carrying on in the tradition of her foremothers--like Toni Morrison, Edwidge Danticat, Assia Djebar and Bessie Head--Gyasi has created a marvelous work of fiction that both embraces and re-writes history.- --Paste

-Impressive . . . intricate in plot and scope. . . . Homegoing serves as a modern-day reconstruction of lost and untold narratives--and a desire to move forward.- --Miami Herald
-Heart-wrenching . . . . Yaa Gyasi's assured Homegoing is a panorama of splendid
faces.- --Atlanta Journal-Constitution

-A remarkable achievement, marking the arrival of a powerful new voice in fiction.- --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

-Luminous. . . . The author thrillingly depicts her characters' migrations from mud-hut villages to Harlem's jazz clubs to Ghana's silvered beaches, celebrating how place and fate shape us all.- --Oprah.com
-Epic . . . a timely, riveting portrayal of the global African Diaspora--and the aftereffects that linger on to this day.- --The Root
-An emotional, beautiful, and remarkable book. . . . Homegoing is stunning--a truly heartbreaking work of literary genius.- --Bustle

-An important, riveting page-turner filled with beautiful prose, Homegoing shoots for the moon and lands right on it.- --Buzzfeed




"Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Spectacular." --Zadie Smith

"Powerful. . . . Compelling. . . . Illuminating." --The Boston Globe

"A blazing success." --Los Angeles Times

"I could not put this book down." --Roxane Gay

"Devastating. . . . Luminous." --Entertainment Weekly

"A beautiful story." --Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

"Spellbinding." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Dazzling. . . . Devastating. . . . Truly captivating." --The Washington Post

"Brims with compassion. . . . Yaa Gyasi has given rare and heroic voice to the missing and suppressed." --NPR

"Tremendous . . . Spectacular. . . . Essential reading." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Magical. . . . Hypnotic. . . . Yaa Gyasi [is] a stirringly gifted writer." --The New York Times Book Review

"Powerful. . . . Gyasi has delivered something unbelievably tough to pull off: a centuries-spanning epic of interlinked short stories. . . . She has a poet's ability to pain a scene with a handful of phrases." --The Christian Science Monitor

"Thanks to Ms. Gyasi's instinctive storytelling gifts, the book leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries. . . . By its conclusion, the characters' tales of loss and resilience have acquired an inexorable and cumulative emotional weight." --The New York Times

"[Toni Morrison's] influence is palpable in Gyasi's historicity and lyricism; she shares Morrison's uncanny ability to crystalize, in a single event, slavery's moral and emotional fallout. . . . No novel has better illustrated the way in which racism became institutionalized in this country." --Vogue

"Gyasi gives voice, and an empathetic ear, to the ensuing seven generations of flawed and deeply human descendants, creating a patchwork mastery of historical fiction." --Elle

"A remarkable feat--a novel at once epic and intimate, capturing the moral weight of history as it bears down on individual struggles, hopes, and fears. A tremendous debut." --Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment

"Rich. . . . Fascinating. . . . Each chapter is tightly plotted, and there are suspenseful, even spectacular climaxes." --Vulture

"[A] commanding debut . . . will stay with you long after you've finished reading. When people talk about all the things fiction can teach its readers, they're talking about books like this." --Marie Claire

"Homegoing weaves a spectacular epic. . . . Gyasi gives voice not just to a single person or moment, but to a resonant chorus of eight generations." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"Moving. . . . Compelling. . . . Gyasi is an enormously talented writer." --The Dallas Morning News

"I cannot remember the last time I read a novel that made me want to use the adjective perfect. . . . Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a feat rarely achieved: a book with the scope of world history and the craft of something much smaller. . . . The cumulative effect is staggering." --Molly McArdle, Brooklyn Magazine

"Carrying on in the tradition of her foremothers--like Toni Morrison, Edwidge Danticat, Assia Djebar and Bessie Head--Gyasi has created a marvelous work of fiction that both embraces and re-writes history." --Paste

"Impressive . . . intricate in plot and scope. . . . Homegoing serves as a modern-day reconstruction of lost and untold narratives--and a desire to move forward." --Miami Herald

"Heart-wrenching . . . . Yaa Gyasi's assured Homegoing is a panorama of splendid
faces." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A remarkable achievement, marking the arrival of a powerful new voice in fiction." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Luminous. . . . The author thrillingly depicts her characters' migrations from mud-hut villages to Harlem's jazz clubs to Ghana's silvered beaches, celebrating how place and fate shape us all." --Oprah.com

"Epic . . . a timely, riveting portrayal of the global African Diaspora--and the aftereffects that linger on to this day." --The Root

"An emotional, beautiful, and remarkable book. . . . Homegoing is stunning--a truly heartbreaking work of literary genius." --Bustle

"An important, riveting page-turner filled with beautiful prose, Homegoing shoots for the moon and lands right on it." --Buzzfeed

From the Inside Flap

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fates reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to a cotton-picking plantation in Mississippi; from a village missionary school to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - an intense, heartbreaking story of one family and through their lives the very story of America itself.

Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a novel about how history shapes us all. It is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.

From the Back Cover

'Homegoing is an inspiration' Ta Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winning author of 'Between the World and Me'

'A stirringly gifted writer... magical... the great, aching gift of the novel is that it offers, in its own way, the very thing that enslavement denied its descendants; the possibility of imagining the connection between the broken threads of their origins.' Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review

'The speed with which Gyasi sweeps across the decades isn't confusing so much as dazzling, creating a kind of time-elapsed photo of black lives in America and in the motherland... truly captivating.' Ron Charles, Washington Post

'Remarkable... compelling... powerful.' Rebecca Steinitz, Boston Globe

'Tremendous...spectacular...[HOMEGOING is] essential reading' SF Chronicle

'A blazing success...' Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times

'[A] commanding debut... will stay with you long after you've finished reading. When people talk about all the things fiction can teach its readers, they're talking about books like this.' Steph Opitz, Marie Claire

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