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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: A Study Guide

by ENG 210: Introduction to Literature students 

(Fatima Abdulrahman Abdulhaq, Hanan Abdullah, Safiya Afaq Ahmed, Hessa Ebrahim Almheiri, Dana Faisal Almonai, Shamma Mahmood Almurid, Mouza Salem Alnuaimi, Moza Faisal Alqassemi, Sonia Azher, Line Ben Thaier, Fatima Mohammed Raza Damji, Farah Mohamed Diab, Riman Amer El Sayed, Gloria Saleh Hanna, Maryam Omar Lootah, Snikita Moka, Jowel Walid Watfa, Rania Yadegari)

Homegoing is a historical novel written by Ghanian-American author, Yaa Gyasi. It is set in Ghana and the United States, spanning over three hundred years and seven generations. Throughout the three centuries, Gyasi writes about important historic events such as the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade, the American Civil War, the Heroin Crisis, the Jazz Age, the Mining Boom, the Anglo-Ashanti war, and more. 

This reading guide was put together by students taking the course ENG 210: Introduction to Literature at the American University of Sharjah in the Fall 2022 semester, taught by Dr. Maya Aghasi. The purpose of the collaborative project is to provide a reading guide for this rich historical novel. The guide provides chapter summaries, analyses, and historical context and can be accessed here.

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