Homegoing | Study Guide

Yaa Gyasi

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Yaa Gyasi

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Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Homegoing is told through a series of third-person limited narrators, one for each of the 14 chapters of the novel. The variety of narrators provides a rich assortment of perspectives on the black experience in both West African Ghana and the United States.


The novel Homegoing is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title, Homegoing, has a dual meaning. It is drawn from an African American belief that death allowed an enslaved person's soul to travel back to its home in Africa. In this novel the word also refers to the physical return of two characters to the country of their ancestors.


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