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Author
Gyasi, Yaa
Descriptors
African-Americans
Africans
Civil Rights Movement
Civil War
Sisters
Slavery
Location/Setting:
Africa
United States
Time Period:
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
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Summary
The fates of two half-sisters in 18th-century West Africa illuminate the African and American slave trade. Effia becomes the mistress of a British slave-trader and her descendants live under the shadow of British imperialism, African tribal wars and their roles in the slave trade. Meanwhile, after surviving the Middle Passage, Esi becomes a slave on an American plantation. Her descendants live through the Civil War, the Great Migration and the Civil Rights Movement.
Critique
Told in alternating chapters, this sweeping debut novel is enlightening and powerful.
ISBN
9781101947135
  iBistro
# of Pages
305
Published
2016
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: DO BRM CO


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