Homegoing | History homework help


In Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi chronicles the lineage of two sides of one family and how the Transatlantic Slave Trade impacted each branch of the family. This book gives us a fictional window into the development of the African Diaspora. In a 4 to 6 page paper, elaborate on the significance of two (2) formative eras of the African Diaspora as featured in the book (i.e. the Transatlantic Slave Trade, slavery, the perils of the Fugitive Slave Act/difficulties of being a runaway, the prison industrial complex, the Civil Rights movement, anti-colonial movements, etc.) Discuss their impact on people of African descent and how Gyasi employs these important historical moments to advance her narrative. You should use direct evidence from Homegoing as well as from at least two (2) assigned readings, or other readings from the textbook. You can also explore outside sources via the Richardson Library here: