XVIIIe siècle, au temps de la traite des esclaves. Ghanéennes, Effia et Esi sont demi-soeurs mais ne se connaissent pas. La sublime Effia est mariée de force à un Anglais, le capitaine du fort de Cape Coast. Dans les cachots de ce fort sont enfermés les futurs esclaves. Parmi eux, Esi. Elle sera expédiée en Amérique. Ses enfants et petits-enfants seront continuellement jugés sur la couleur de leur peau.
La descendance d'Effia, métissée et éduquée, perpétuera le commerce triangulaire familial et devra survivre dans un pays meurtri pour des générations. Yaa Gyasi nous conte le destin d'une famille à l'arbre généalogique brisé par la cruauté des hommes. Un voyage dans le temps inoubliable.
Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama Gifty is a sixth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith, and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief--a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.
@00000327@@00000327@Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award@00000133@@00000341@Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award@00000341@Shortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the Year@00000341@A @00000373@New York Times @00000155@Notable Book@00000341@A @00000373@Washington Post @00000155@Notable Book@00000341@@00000373@One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, @00000373@Time@00000155@, Oprah.com, @00000373@Harper@00000065@s Bazaar@00000155@, @00000373@San Francisco Chronicle@00000155@, @00000373@Mother Jones@00000155@, @00000373@Esquire@00000155@, @00000373@Elle@00000155@, @00000373@Paste, Entertainment Weekly@00000155@, @00000373@the Skimm, PopSugar, Minneapolis Star Tribune@00000155@, @00000373@BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Financial Times@00000155@@00000341@ @00000155@@00000133@@00000341@Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. @00000341@ @00000341@ @00000373@Homegoing @00000155@follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi@00000065@s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery@00000065@s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.