Will be there in Spirit...
Our Class was close knit indeed...💪🏾
I cannot even imagine a better group of women to discuss Homegoing. Black women from around the diaspora, from immigrants to first-generation Americans to women whose ancestors have lived here for generations. Rich insight, laughter, empathy... we all felt this book in profound ways. We saw ourselves in it and wondered how our stories and our wounds might be reflected in these pages. #homegoing #yaagyasi
I'm telling you, this BE Bookclub experience feels like a sacred gift. #BEbookclub
Next book: Eloquent Rage
When Jaquan exited his vehicle to assist crash victims, he exemplified the selflessness and courage we should all strive to have. His family needs help with costs for his home-going service as this was very unexpected. Please help us send this hero off beautifully. Any donations will be appreciated! The links in the bio to donate. Thank you.
Cesar family and friends❤️ #caraccident #goodsamaritan #selfless #homegoing
I’ve been waiting all week for this book to arrive, and it’s here finally! Time for the FEBRUARY BOOK GIVEAWAY! I’m super excited about this one because it hits all the marks: well-written, engaging, enlightening, relevant, compassionate, kind, and honest. Yaa Gyasi’s story is about two sisters in Ghana in the 18th century whose lives take dramatically different paths. It follows their families all the way through to modern times. It’s a heart-aching journey, full of painful realities, but also full of strength and hope. It’s fabulous. I really hope you’ll find a copy of this if you don’t win here!
All books in the giveaway are bought used (if possible) and from an independent bookstore. ✨
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We’re getting a late start this week, but the drawing will be Sunday, February 17, 2019. Entries in by Saturday the 16th! .
Due to postage costs, US and Canada only. Sorry international friends! I love you! 💕 .
Today we layed to rest our dear Uncle Joe 😢😢😢 Will never forget all of his good stories and that good ole food he use to cook for family gatherings. Growing knowing somone like him was a blessing. Beautiful service this today. Really going to miss you Uncle Joe Rest In Peace🙏🙏🙏
#homegoing #RestInPeace #verysadday #myfamily
Book 6 of 2019: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. This is an epic story about families and how slavery and colonization affected them. Following two threads of family lineages over two hundred years, the story paints a portrait of the slave trade between Ghana and the US. It’s told through engrossing and heartbreaking vignettes that work as short stories, but they build into a complex narrative. a definitive must read. #homegoing #yaagyasi #readmorewomen #ghana #bookstagram #mustread #knopf
One of my favorite reads of 2018–Ghanaian author Yaa Gyasi gives us a beautiful piece of fiction that traces Black American history from the 1700s to the present, with beautiful characters I fell in love with. Who else loved this book? #homegoing #yaagyasi #goodblackreads
‘The need to call this thing ‘good’ and this thing ‘bad,’ this thing ‘white’ and this thing ’black,’...In her village, everything was everything. Everything bore the weight of everything else.’ #homegoing #yaagyasi
Hoy en el correo 😍. Lleva en mi lista tbr desde que salió. De marzo no pasa! ☝️ .
The last few weeks have been an irony and a half. Daddy was 1 week to 75yrs old when he passed away so he was an elderly man and “old enough to die” as one well meaning well-wisher told me (hmmm - Nigerians actually have no chill but that’s for another day). Anyway, as much as we were saddened by his passing, it was our responsibility to celebrate his life and send him off in grandstyle. We as children were expected to dance as we cried, mourn and celebrate at the same time. Hmmm- Tradition mennn! People even said “congratulations” that we lived to bury our father. Hmmm, I see the silver lining but doesn’t make it better.
Anyway, daddy died but we had to come through dripping! @jbliving
did that at short notice and made at least one thing feel better! All our outfits had daddy’s best colours - blue, beige, maroon and white. Nothing was left to chance and we give God all the praise for a successful homegoing.
#yoruba #tradition #funeral #homegoing #nigerianstyle
Ligger hjemme med en deilig bronkitt. Det har gjort at jeg kunne måke gjennom Yaa Gyasis Komme hjem, eller Homegoing som den heter på engelsk, i god tid før @enslagsbokklubb
sin eminente leseplan. Hva er @enslagsbokklubb
spør du? Det er en njudelig liten gruppe folk som leser samme bok og snakker om den på nett- på Facebook i gruppa En slags bokklubb og her på Instagram og det er så bra! Bøker blir bare bedre, eller i hvert fall mer interessante av å snakkes om. Og denne boka gleder jeg meg masse til å høre hva resten av En slags bokklubb mener! Hele slaveriets historie i én roman? Nå må jeg må finne et intervju med forfatteren på YouTube for å unngå abstinenser etter over 450 sider. #yaagyasi #homegoing #kommehjem #vigmostadbjørke #bok #roman #tjukkebøker #bookstagram #book #bookandtea #koppogbok
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Very good condition paperback. $6+shipping. Comment “SOLD” to claim, or “BU” for backup.
#homegoing #yaagyasi #usedbooks
Looks perfectly cozy to us!
Cozying up with some tea and celebrating black history month with the moving book Homegoing .
Thanks as always to @shakeandco.uws
for the book recs!
Our pick for February! ✨ A little late, but better late than never! Excited to jump into this tale of sisters Effia & Esi and follow the stories of their families. A fitting pick for Black History Month, though that wasn’t on our minds upon selecting it!
Can’t wait to read and discuss! Who’s started already?? 🌟
#bookclub #february #homegoing #yaagyasi #bookstagram #bookcommunity #readingislife
We will miss you more than words could ever explain.....😪 Daddy Gene your were an EXTRAORDINARY father/grandfather. We will miss your smile, laughter, funny stories, and presence. #84yrsoflife #weloveyou #RIP #homegoing
”’This is the problem of history. We cannot know that which we were not there to see and hear and experience for ourselves. We must rely upon the words of others. Those who were there in the olden days, they told stories to the children so the children would know, so that the children could tell stories to their children. And so on, and so on. But now we come upon the problem of conflicting stories. Kojo Nyarko says that when the warriors came to his village their coats were red, but Kwame Adu says that they were blue. Whose story do we believe, then?’
The boys were silent. They stared at him, waiting. ‘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 always ask yourself, Whose story am I missing ? Whose voice was suppressed so that 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’”.
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