Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: Book Review

Hello, friends!  Today I have a new review! Homegoing was the first book I picked up in February for Black History Month and Blackathon. I’ve had this book on my shelves for about a year, maybe more and had yet to pick it up. So I’m glad that I have now read it!

Homegoing is about going through different generations starting off with two sisters from the 1800s in Africa and how their very different lives effect their children and their children’s children (Goodreads).


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was very worried about getting lost with so many characters, I think that’s a very huge reason why I didn’t pick it up for so long. Gyasi is an amazing writer and constructed the book beautifully that made it easy to follow. The ending was so powerful and wrapped up the story so nicely.

There were many wonderful themes and powerful moments in Homegoing. My favourite is the history lesson. That history is told by the victors and many histories are lost, but we should still seek out other stories for a clearer picture of life before us. I think that is so true. Only recently have I taken to learning more on my own outside of what was taught to me in school.

As always, thanks for reading!


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