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,

A historical debut of epic proportions that is storytelling at its best.  There is a wonderful richness and warmth to Gyasi’s writing. The writing shows the brilliance of her talent as she tackles the history of slavery through the centuries. It is a fascinating “history” of slavery which is a must read for anyone looking to understand where we are today.

Penguin/9780241975237/£8.99

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