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Gyasi, Yaa

Overview
Works: 18 works in 119 publications in 13 languages and 4,539 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Romance fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Podcasts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3607.Y37, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Yaa Gyasi
 
Most widely held works by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

79 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi( Recording )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--
Tornar a casa by Yaa Gyasi( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primera novella de l'escriptora nord-americana d'origen ghanès Yaa Gyasi, la trama d'aquesta captivadora història profundament humana es desenvolupa a la costa sud- occidental de l'Àfrica--l'actual República de Ghana--i als Estats Units, des del segle XVIII fins al present. Filles d'una mateixa mare i de pares membres de dues ètnies diferents, l'Effia i l'Esi són dues germanes de sang que mai no s'arribaran a conèixer. Els seus camins estan predestinats a separar-se: així, mentre l'Effia l'obliguen a casar-se amb un governador anglès i a anar-se'n a viure a una fortalesa a tocar de la costa, l'Esi és capturada i traslladada com a esclava al sud dels Estats Units. D'aquesta manera, la narració va traçant el camí de les dues branques de la família, protagonistes de commovedores històries d'aflicció, esperança i superació en el marc d'una sèrie d'esdeveniments històrics rellevants: les guerres tribals, el negoci del cacau, l'arribada dels missioners, la Llei d'Esclaus Fugitius de 1850, la Gran Migració Negra, la lluita pels drets civils i el renaixement de Harlem als anys vint, fins a arribar a l'epidèmia d'heroïna dels setanta.Rebuda amb entusiasme desbordant als Estats Units, Anglaterra i França, la crítica ha celebrat aquesta veu nova, clara i potent, dotada d'una habilitat especial per apropar el lector al microcosmos dels sentiments més íntims de l'individu en la seva lluita desigual davant de l'aclaparadora força de la Història. Una lectura apassionant, irrenunciable, que serveix de carta de presentació d'una nova generació d'autors d'arrels africanes
Komme hjem by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I «Komme hjem» møter vi to halvsøstre i hver sin landsby i det vestlige Afrika på 1700-tallet, et område vi i dag kjenner som Ghana. Livene deres skal vise seg å bli svært ulike: Mens Esi blir gift med en britisk slavehandler, selges Effia som slave og sendes til Amerika. Romanen følger de to søstrene og deres etterkommere gjennom 300 år og over to kontinenter. Arven etter slaveriet setter sitt preg på generasjonene etter Esi og Effia helt frem til vår tid. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
Heimkehren [CD] by Yaa Gyasi( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in Undetermined and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgehend vom Lebensweg zweier Halbschwestern, die Mitte des 18. Jahrhundert im heutigen Ghana zur Welt kommen, erzählt die Autorin die weiteren Lebenswege ihrer Nachkommen über 7 Generationen auf dem afrikanischen und amerikanischen Kontinent und damit auch eine Geschichte der Sklaverei
Weg naar huis by Yaa Gyasi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familie-epos over twee Ghanese vrouwen uit de 18e eeuw en hun nakomelingen, dat het verhaal schetst van de slavernij en de gevolgen daarvan tot in de moderne tijd
Heimkehren Ungekürzte Lesung mit Bibiana Beglau, Wanja Mues u.v.a. (2 mp3-CDs) by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hjemfærd by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for Homegoing]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"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."--
Hjemfærd by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Homecoming a novel by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"-- Provided by publisher
Homecoming : a novel by Yaa Gyasi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--Provided by publisher
African America by Yaa Gyasi( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yaa Gyasi : Homegoing [electronic resource] by Yaa Gyasi( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hailed as "an inspiration" by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yaa Gyasi's debut novel, Homegoing, traces 300 years of history and family lineage through a sweeping account of the many descendants of two half-sisters born in 18th century Ghana. From the beginnings of slavery to the Harlem Renaissance to 21st century California, the novel captures with stunning immediacy how the memory of captivity was inscribed on the soul of a nation. Join as Gyasi takes the ALOUD stage for a discussion with comparative mythologist and scholar Ayana A.H. Jamieson
Homegoing playaway : a novel by Yaa Gyasi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taschenbücher/Heimkehren Roman by Yaa Gyasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Yaa Giasi

Yaa Gyasi Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Yaa Gyasi romancière

יָא גֶ'סי

ジャシ, ヤア

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