|This novel follows two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana as one exists in privilege and the other is sold into slavery. Each chapter follows their descendants over the next 200 years, giving intimate witness to strife on both sides of history.
At the beginning I couldn't put the book down. I was completely invested in the characters and their stories. The problem is that a character's arc only lasts over the course of a chapter; each chapter focuses on the story of a new person in the family line. At some point towards the end the narrative began to feel unsatisfying, even though the author brings everything together at the end. All the same, I would highly recommend this story of displacement and longing for home. -- Added by Jcjohnson3 on 03/10/2018