Homegoing: A Novel

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- History -- Fiction
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Ghana -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Historical fiction
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Women -- Ghana -- Fiction
title_displayHomegoing : a novel
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Homegoing A Novel
title_shortHomegoing
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African Americans
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Literature
Slavery
Women