- Sept 2017
- Genre: New Author
- Awards Won for book: New Author of the Year: 2017 - Yaa Gyasi
- Book Description:
Effia and Esi are sisters born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia marries an Englishman and lives well in the Cape Coast Castle. Esi is held captive in the same castle and then sold into slavery. The novel follows the women and their descendants through the next 250 years, highlighting the intricacy and intimacy of the effects of slavery and racism.