Homegoing

  • by Yaa Gyasi
  • Narrated by Dominic Hoffman
  • 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman.
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery, one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.
Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi, from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and, through their lives, the very story of America itself. Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.

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A journey through generations

I absolutely loved the concept of this book. Take two sisters, who are born in two very different circumstances and track their lineage. This story not only takes us through time, but also across different countries. The narrator did a fantastic job of jumping from one accent to another and gave each character its distinctive voice. I kept finding myself tracking back with each chapter to the originating sister, just so I was sure what the relationships were. The story is beautifully told for each character and you get a real sense of the hardships faced by Africans and African Americans. I was totally immersed in that world and was telling everyone I knew to go and get this book, even before I was anywhere near the end.
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- Yogita

Beautifully woven- Don't Miss It!!

Where does Homegoing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is by far the most touching story I have read yet. I have learned something on slave trade first hand and how it affected generations of lives across continents.


What did you like best about this story?

How beautifully woven it is. Not easy writing across so many generations. All the changes one goes through with the characters.


What does Dominic Hoffman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nothing really. I mostly like reading but for an Oyinbo he tried shah. He must be commended for reading the parts of the Fante, Ashante, Twi languages.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me sad, and other times I cried and was frustrated in equal measure.


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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd