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Thanksgiving #bookchallenge by @gallerybooks ______________ (📷 not mine. Photo on google). #homegoing #yaagyasi __________ I finished this book a few months back, see my photos to read a brief review. This book is my most recommended book of 2018 and will forever be in my top books to recommend. . . Such a beautiful and interesting story of family, degrees of separation, and return. My heart longed for home after reading this. Amazing! #bookstagram
Im still lost for words because i refuse to believe that we gathered today to celebrate your Life😪 #pinchme i dont believe this is my life! My heart is literally hurting D💔 i really got your fucking face on my shirt! 😪 mannnnn just please talk to me tonight, ive been needing you D! All i have is videos i replay to hesr your voice🤦🏽‍♀️ im not strong enough D! Hold my hand🤞🏾 please! 😢 #DOIT4ZAY 🤞🏾 #LONGLIVEDANIEL 💔 #zaysworld 🌎 #homegoing #iWasntReady #StillAintReady #foreverlove #soulmate #twinflame #ZayoniCartel #thisThatZshit 💋 #untilwemeetagain #nevermetsomeonelikeyou #imtipsy #iloveyou #imissyou #heartbroken #heartache
I devoured this book during a late summer holiday a month or so ago, but don't be deceived by the idyllic picture. The themes it contains, centred on colonialism and structural racism over centuries, are brutally confronting and are all the more important for being so; I wish it had been on the library shelf when I was younger. Stylistically, I found the constantly switching narrative a little exhausting towards the end (characters are only afforded one chapter each before the story moves away from them) but I can't deny it was an effective way of slipping the story across several generations and continents, exposing how seeds of inequality planted decades prior can have devastating consequences in the present. Thanks to @grace.e.french for the recommendation, and to @lucyachapple for artistic direction on-set. 📚📚📚📚 ❤ @k.a.t.i.e_r #bookstagram #instabook #homegoing #colonialism #whatwerereading #lovetoread #sundayreading #theshelfbookclub #bookreview #bookworm #yaagyasi #autumnreads #amreading #currentlyreading #bookphotography #literature #books
The November gathering of @blackgirlsbooks_brunch was filled with incredible conversation about #yaagyasi #Homegoing . Reflecting on the ways our history—known and unknown—impacts who we are on a genolevel, the importance of telling our stories (good and bad) and never forgetting that we remain a resilient people. We also checked out #Becoming , #thegreenbook , and @iamsophianelson #blackwomanredefined . As per usual, we are honored our gathering celebrates Black Owned Buisnesses: @mcbridesisters @schomburgshop @pontiewax ✊🏾💜 Suffice it to say, our November gathering was truly 🔥! #blackgirlsread #blackbooks #blackauthors
We finished our first book! I think what I loved most about today was the rapport that everyone is building. We could sit and discuss the book while sharing laughs about things outside of the book. We were able to share how the book made us feel and be comfortable with those emotions. I would love for everyone to participate in all of the meetings so we can start to build a sense of community. A community where we can be black and unapologetic in the ways we think, feel and speak. | I look forward to 2019! If you aren't part of the book club and would like to be, do not hesitate to slide in the DM or email readblk@yahoo.com. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. #ReadBLK #Homegoing #YaaGyasi
#respect #honor #wwiiveteran #homegoing A beautiful and honorable goodby to our #beloved #dad yesterday with #Military honors as he deserved. #loveyouforever dad. #rip
LongLiveDaniel🤞🏾❤️ #homegoing #cantbelieveit #wakemeup #zaysworld 🌎 #thisaintreal
#today on #realtalk with #rage and #RatedM , we will #be #mourning the #homegoing of #my #friend #troyfox #choppingitup #aboutme and my fight with #renal #failure today, #of #course were #playing #detroit #hip #hop #fire . #also I'm #celebrating my #birthday . #download the #caveradio #app for #free or go to crbradio.com in your browser or #watch the #livestream on my Facebook/Silas rage at 6pm to 8pm today , Saturdays .
Yesterday we laid you to rest. Although it was hard to say goodbye, I could feel your presence around. You fought long and hard but God wanted you home. I'll always wish I had more time but the memories will never die. We Love 💜 you Aunt Julie!!! 💔😍😢 #cancersucks #homegoing #familyovereverything #deathisnevereasy #hardtosaygoodbye #illjustsay #seeyoulater #iloveyou #lovemyfamily #balloons #celebrationoflife #prayers #Godisgood #effcancer #findacure
Happy Saturday!🌲🍵 * * Today is rush-till-the-whole-apartment-is-clean since my mom is coming over tomorrow! 😂🙈 We're celebrating my birthday, her birthday, and probably Christmas as well - since I most likely won't be going up there. 🙈🤷 * * I am hopefully going boot shopping - since it's been snowing all week, and the snow is here to stay. We already have about 2 feet of snow already 😒😒 What do you do to get ready when the seasons change? ❄️🎄🌲 #homegoing #seasonschanging #winter #bookishcandles #yaagyasi #symptomsofbeinghuman #candles #booksta #bookstagram #flatlay #saturday
“You are not your mother’s first daughter. There was one before you. And in my village, we have a saying about separated sisters. They are like a woman and her reflection, doomed to stay on the opposite side of the pond. Two half-sisters born in Ghana, Effia married off at fifteen to a white slave trader and Esi captured and sold off to America at the same age. This is the only common thread that remains between them before we witness seven generations of each sister over the span of three centuries. Each chapter is a story of one generation, so you feel you are reading multiple short stories, all of them are affected by the choices made by the previous generations. The book touches several topics like the brutality of African Slave trade the effects of the British Colonization and internal warfare. The South, slavery and then quasi freedom.  The writing style is crisp, simple and beautiful. There are so many paragraphs which you would keep rereading because they held so much depth and meaning. Several touching, inspiring, dazzling moments have been captured so well in just three hundred pages. One such scene from the book, where a professor is telling his students “We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history you must ask yourself, whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so this voice could come forth?” Once you have figured that out, you must find that story, too. From there, you begin to get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.” I couldn’t help but keep pondering over this. Definitely, the author did keep complete justice to those unheard voices in this book. As I got deeper into the book, a constant thought which came to me was how one important decision of ours can have effects on many generations after. Our life choices do not extend to our children or grandchildren it goes on to many lives yet to be born. A story of one family, three continents, seven generations and through them we glimpse how history has shaped all of us. A remarkable, soulstirring read with sublime aftereffects. #homegoing #yaagyasi #penguin #bookstagram #booklovers #loveforbooks #bibliophile #houseofreads
"bookshops are times machines, spaceships, story makers, secret keepers, dragon takers, dream catchers, fact finders and safe places. " . . . . . . #bibliophile #bookhaul #bookaesthetic #soulful #newreads 📚 #1984georgeorwell #homegoing #allthelightwecannotsee #goodreads
What's the most recent book you've bought? 💢 Today, my group project group decided to meet at Books-a-million and I may or may not have noticed that they had some hardcovers from my TBR on sale. I got all four of these for the price of one at regular cost. I'll consider this a win.
Do you have books waiting to be read in your bookshelf? I do. Sometimes the book just doesn't speak to me at the time. But I always go back to it to give it another go. I figure I've picked it up for a reason in the first place and it deserves to be read! I started reading this one yesterday! It's been sitting on my bookshelf too long. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I love the cover and it stands out in my bookshelf. The colours and design are stunning. #chapterichi #bookcoverdesigner #bookcoverdesign #bookstagram #yaagyasi #homegoing #bookshelftruth #bookshelf #books #covers #bookcover
“Going home is a lifelong journey.” -l8leigh
II.Homecoming: Arrived in Lagos yesterday. First time in Nigeria after almost two decades since I left. This morning we drove from Lagos to Ondo State. Tried to capture the environment, people and scenes along the way. #travelgram #adventures #naija #nigeria #homecoming #homegoing #travelnoire #friyay #phillyartist #iphone6S
Just about to start Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi which I have seen a lot on Instagram. * It's the story of 2 sisters, Effia and Esi, "with 2 very different destinies; one sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fates reverberate through the generations that follow". * Je commence la lecture de No Home de Yaa Gyasi que j'ai vu passer sur instagram de nombreuses fois et il me donnait très envie. * "Ghanéennes, Effia et Esi sont demi-sœurs mais ne se connaissent pas. La sublime Effia est mariée de force à un Anglais, le capitaine du fort de Cape Coast. Dans les cachots de ce fort sont enfermés les futurs esclaves. Parmi eux, Esi. Elle sera expédiée en Amérique. Ses enfants et petits-enfants seront continuellement jugés sur la couleur de leur peau. La descendance d'Effia, métissée et éduquée, perpétuera le commerce triangulaire familial et devra survivre dans un pays meurtri pour des générations" * Ce livre a reçu le prix des Lecteurs Littérature Étrangère @livredepoche #homegoing #nohome #yaagyasi @penguinrhuk
Finally getting back to this book and Tilly is keeping me company 🐈
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My Grandpa James. They don’t make them like that anymore. ♥️ He made me laugh so many times without trying. He doesn’t even know it. Just another example here. ☺️ His mind was a wealth of knowledge and he left such a legacy... RIP #grandfathers #boomers #akronhistory #blackexcellence #phd #storytelling #neverforgotten #homegoing #godhasnotforgot #faithit
Time to get right my Aunt Mindy! Gonna make sure I’m fresh for your #homegoing . #GQ #Swaghouse #driptoohard
Homegoing Service for Jerry Gant <3 Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9am. #jerrygant #homegoing
Showing my respect #homegoing
My best friend and sister, Iyanna Bibilari lost her mother on Monday morning. Iyanna and her sister Catherine are left to handle the funeral expenses by themselves. They are trying their hardest to get the funds together, but assistance is still needed. So I am asking my Instagram friends and family to look in their hearts and help us give their mother the services she deserves. Any bit of help is greatly appreciated! Thank you! Link in Bio! gf.me/u/nnx97c #gofundme #gofundmedonations #donate #donation #donations #funeral #funeralservice #homegoing #linkinbio #donationsneeded #support #pleasesupport #help #charity #fundraiser #donationsneeded #faith #love #hope #heaven #angel
🌟What are the books you predict you’ll award five stars to?🌟 A while ago, I was tagged by @rosie_tinted_books and @jesikasbookshelf to post mine and here they are: 📘Educated by Tara Westover: It just sounds like a phenomenal memoir 📗21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari: I have all three in this series and I know I’ll love them all as I'm a massive fan of most types of non fiction yet they keep getting pushed back. Must correct that soon! 📘The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton: I haven’t read any by this author yet this book has had widespread praise 📗Let Her Fly by Ziauddin Yousafzai: I’m halfway through I Am Malala and it’s just incredible. I find I’m making so many notes which I never do and what her father went through is so inspiring so I’d love to hear about it from the man himself 📘When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy: YA is such a powerful way of tackling a serious topic so I’m interested to see how this explores domestic violence 📗The Underground Railroad by Colin Whitehead: I found this at my magical charity shop a while back 📘Home Going by Yaa Gyasi: From the same charity shop! 📗The Power by Naomi Alderman: Guess where I got this from?! I must be their favourite customer 📘Little Fires Everywhere by @pronounced_ing : Last night I stayed up way too late to finish Everything I Never Told You. Absolutely loved it so I can’t wait for the buddy read of this in a couple of weeks 📗The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Have wanted to read this for a while so when I saw it in that shop - again! - I danced a little happy dance. The buddy read of this is happening soon too! . . . . . . . . #educated #21lessonsfor21stcentury #clockmakersdaughter #letherfly #malala #whenihityou #theundergroundrailroad #homegoing #thepower #littlefireseverywhere #thebookthief #bookstamums #charityshop #igreads #bookbuddyreads #buddyreads #readalong #bookcommunity #booksbooksbooks #bookreccommendations #bookflatlay #bookphotography #tbr #bookstack #bookpile #currentread #bookblogger #tbrpile #bookspines
📚 home going | yaa gyasi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookstagram #bookish #quote #words #igreads #inspofrombooks #typography #readmore #homegoing #yaagyasi
SO many things about this book are beautiful. ~ #bookstagram #homegoing #yaagyasi
📚 How many pages do you prefer your books to be? 📚 To me, 300 pages feels perfect. It's long enough to make me feel avcomplished when I'm done, and short enough for me not to give it up if I only get through 20 pages the first day. 😊 I'm also fond of short stories, of books like Homegoing in which each chapter is a little story of its own. That all makes it easier to keep reading in spite of busy weeks. 📚 Also, although I can be sad when a really good story is over, I mostly prefer standalones to series. 📓 What do you prefer? 😍 Homegoing is historical fiction, starting in Ghana at the time of slave trade to the USA, and continuing through the ages with two chapters for each generation until present time. Highly recommend 😍 Challenges November 13th+14th: #nano_rainbows_witch - perfect length fiction 📚 #novelswithsteph18 - #coverlove & #writingbookwednesday well-researched book 📘 #cerfallbookchallenge - series or standalone 📗 #bookstagram #homegoing #literature #booklove #keepwriting
I finished this book this past weekend and I’m still in awe. My jaw dropped when I learned it was a debut novel, because it seemed nearly impossible. . Yaa Gyasi took words and turned them into stories validating my presence. She took her experiences from Ghana and Alabama and gave voices to fictional characters- voices that became kin, voices that left me yearning to heal and forgive simultaneously. Told over generations, this book shed light on heartache, crime, imperialism, systemic racism, mass incarceration, colonialism, drug addiction, identity crisis, the plague of the broken home due to absent fathers (by force and eventually cyclical circumstances), (single) motherhood, the slave trade, and so much more. This book left me aching for answers about my own roots. Overall, it left me in pain for the past and filled with hope for the future. I’m so glad I chose to read it for #seasonallybookish . So, so glad. . . . #yaagyasi #homegoing #bookreview #bookclub #buddyread #debutnovel
Last day to enter the #Homegoing giveaway! Thanks to everyone who has already entered. I absolutely adored the book and can't wait to send it off to the lucky winner! Check out my earlier post to enter 📚 . . The giveaway is celebrating the modest success of the #sadgirlsbookclub so far: we just reached 100 followers, and I'm still very excited about learning to #bookstagram better and making a space for books and mental health. It has been a tough couple of weeks lately, and this little project is keeping me going! . . #giveaway #bookgiveaway #shelfie #yaagyasi #bookworm
6 more weeks until we embark on our adventure in #WestAfrica 😌🎉 we still have a few spots left, so if you’ve been dreaming of discovering the motherland, this is your chance!! 🌍 we’ll be exploring Togo, Benin & Ghana from Dec 27 - Jan 8 💫 our all-inclusive packages cover your hotels, flights, ground transportation, main meals & all excursion costs. our goal is to help you reconnect with your roots with ease... 🏝 click the link in bio to see our 12-day itinerary & snag one of the last remaining spots on our trip! . . #melanin #adventures #kpalimé #blacktravel #blackisbeautiful #togo #ghana #benin #africa #africaforever #diaspora #africandiaspora #homegoing #explore #discoverafrica #royalty #grouptrip #wintervacay #blackness #blackqueen #blackking #magicandmelanin
Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi . . You all have had such wonderful things to say about this book and other online reviews have been the same so I'm taking it with me on holiday ✈️️✈️️ . . I'm so excited. Can't wait to really get into it. Does anyone else get that "new book excitement"? 😆 • • • • • • • • #books #reading #booksofig #booksofinsta #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramng #bibliophile #homegoing #yaagyasi #yaagyasihomegoing #bookrecommendations #booklover #bookshelf #blackliterature #blackauthors #africanamericanbooks #africanamericanliterature
Homegoing is the family saga novel to end all family saga novels. Set up with each chapter representing a different member of the family from a different generation, this novel truly covers the life of a family through the centuries, and I love it!⠀ -⠀ The novel traces two family lines that are connected together through the centuries. Chapters alternate and move down the family tree through the entire novel, which can get confusing, but there is a family tree at the beginning of the novel that was essential! I feel like as long as you read this fairly quickly you will not get too confused.⠀ -⠀ What I really appreciated about this book was the way it delved into the social constructs that bind people to the places they are in our world. Each of the characters in this novel face extreme challenges and obstacles, and each deals with them in more or less effective ways. Including as many perspectives as it does, I felt like this novel encompasses a wide breadth of people.⠀ -⠀ Finally, I first picked up this book for the same project I read Refugee for. My student who read this was such an advocate for this book because she enjoyed it that much. I’m just saying that when a high school student gives a book her stamp of approval, it’s well deserved! I hope you’ll all consider it!⠀ -⠀ #homegoing #yaagyasi #bookstagram #bookreview #diversereads #booksofinstagram #instareads #readmorebooks #booklover
This is my condensed down #tbr pile. I wanted to get through these before the new year but I'm not sure that's going to happen. Trying to really mix up the genres a little aswell. Saying that I really want to read a Christmas themed book aswell 🙈 yes definitely won't finish this pile by Jan 1st with 2 under 2 aswell! If you usually stick to one genre how have you felt reading others? #bookgenres #tobereadpile #tbr #homegoing #onehundrednames #together #dearamy #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagrammum #bookish #bookishmum #reading
We Sorrowfully Mourn the transitioning and Celebrate the Life of Cousin-Lady Kelly Blain Alston formerly of the Sandridge Community Conway, SC. May the peace of God which passeth all understanding keep you today and days to come. With Love & Deepest Sympathy, Cedric and your Blain-Blaine-Belin-Spain Family Kelly was the daughter of Deacon Ed (Mother Mamie Williams) Blain; grandaughter of Mother Nollie (Daniel Nixon) Bryant Blain; the great grandaughter of Ed (Nellie Gore) Bryant and George (Hagar) Belin; and, the great great grandaughter of Cato (Millie) Gore. Kelly is survived by her beloved husband Benjamin "Jack" Alston and son, Brenton Alston, siblings, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Home Going Services: Kelley Blain Alston Atlanta, GA & Conway, SC Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:00 PM Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 1202 West Marietta Street Atlanta Georgia 30318 Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Atlanta Georgia 30310 Omega Omega Service Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Latimer Funeral Home 816 Wright Blvd., * Conway, SC 29527 Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:00 PM Bethlehem #1 Missionary Baptist Church 1503 Dirty Branch Road Conway South Carolina 29527 Internment: #Kelly #Blain #Alston #McDonalds #Family #Love #Friends #Blaine #Belin #Bryant #Gore #Williams #Conway #HorryCounty #SC #ATL #CelebrationofLife #Funeral #HomeGoing #HomeComing
Thank you to everyone for being so patient as I took some time to be with my family and mourn the loss of my step-father-in-law. As expected, everyone is numb and shaken, but God has His hand on us, and we can all feel His peace right now. I’ll be all the way back next week. . When Liam was maybe a year-and-a-half old, he started calling my father-in-law “Papa”. I loved watching this big, towering man lay down on the floor to read to Liam, then Liam and Madelyn, or to snuggle them to sleep in “Papa’s chair” (as Liam reminded anyone else who dare sit in it). To say that he loved my babies, and that they loved him, is an understatement. . For the past couple of months, I’ve worried about what to tell Liam when Papa died. His sweet little mind knows more than I think a three-year-old should, but I knew he wouldn’t understand. On Friday night, we told him that Papa went to heaven to be with Jesus. Instead of the tears I’d expected, he took my face in his hands and said, “Don’t worry, we’ll visit Papa and Jesus in heaven someday. He has a perfect body now”. Y’all, how is it that our children teach us so much when we think they’re the ones with everything to learn? . Randy, thank you for being the dad my husband needed and the papa my babies will always remember. . #grandpasgirl #grandparents #honestlymothering #honestlyparents #prayingmom #homegoing #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodalive #motherhoodissanctifying #learningfrommykids #mytinytribe #threeunderfour #thattoddlerlife #missingsomeoneinheaven #parentingishard #stepdad
Failed again not to borrow any books from my local library when I returned the others! Ce n'est pas ce soir que j'ai réussi à aller à la bibliothèque de mon quartier pour retourner mes livres sans en emprunter encore! On Chesil Beach/Sur la plage de Chesil by/de Ian McEwan Homegoing/No Home by/de Yaa Gyasi #onchesilbeach #surlaplagedechesil #ianmcewan #homegoing #nohome #yaagyasi #saveourlibraries #library #bibliothèque
Have you read Yaa Gyasi's amazing novel Homegoing yet? Now's your chance! Check out our last post to enter a giveaway for this swift and powerful saga spanning eight generations of a family torn apart. . . . #giveaway #yaagyasi #homegoing #sadgirlsbookclub #diverselit #bookgiveaway
Rest In Peace and a safe transition to a great one!!!! If there was no Stan Lee, there would be no Marvel, and I just don’t know where I would be. I’m a bonafide self-proclaimed Marvel Geek🤓, especially Guardians of the Galaxy. I love to play the “spot Stan Lee” game in all the Marvel movies. The world was blessed with such a creative mind. To me it seems he had a great life, so let’s celebrate that great life. Drop your favorite Marvel movie or comic below. Also feel free to send him some love below. Mr. Lee, you are loved and celebrated! #StanLee #RIP #Marvel #IronMan #BlackPanther #Thor #Spiderman #Heros #Transition #HomeGoing #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #comics #Hulk #Antman #Daredevil #Xmen #FantasticFour #ShowSomeLove
WOW. I’m only about 70 pages in and “wow” is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my reaction to this book so far. I’m not even sure how to eloquently express how moving, heart wrenching, and thought-provoking this book is — and I’m not even halfway through! I cannot wait to read more! So thankful to @idleutopia_reads for hosting a buddy read of this book which made me bump it up to the top of my TBR! Our first discussion is tomorrow — can’t wait! I’ve even tabbed multiple portions of this book for discussion! #homegoing #yaagyasi #buddyread #currentlyreading #amazingbook #thoughtprovoking #readerlife #readingmatters #bookreader #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #readmorebooks #bookdragon #booknerdlife #bookdiscussion
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