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17th June, 2024, Church of St Andrew & St Cuthman

Latest reviews

    February, 2024

  • Wilding: The New Illustrated Guide by Isabella Tree
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  • August, 2022

  • The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
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  • July, 2022

  • The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
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  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
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  • Notes from Deep Time by Helen Gordon
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  • Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal
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  • The Promise by Damon Galgut
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Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, and the Sunday Times bestseller and a BBC Top 100 Novels that Shaped Our World

Homegoing follows two sisters, one is sold into salvery, while the other is a slave trader’s wife. The lives and experiences of these characters shape the generations that follow. The generational impact of two people’s lives echoes the important messages and themes of the novel. The settings ground the characters into their bleak or wonderful lives. The novel explores important ideas head on, and is an important read.

Homegoing is rich with symbolism and homes a vivid cast of characters. The novel is a page turning masterpiece, which is gripping from the opening page; a vital read for all.