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--

Yaa Gyasi—Homegoing

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