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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title_displayHomegoing : a novel
title_fullHomegoing : a novel / Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing A novel
title_shortHomegoing
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Literature
Slavery
Women