“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi is a novel that traces the lineage of two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, born in 18th-century Ghana. The novel explores the effects of slavery and colonization on their families and communities over several generations, highlighting the intergenerational trauma that continues to shape the lives of their descendants. Despite its weighty subject matter, the novel is also deeply human and empathetic, with fully-realized characters whose experiences are shaped not only by historical forces but also by personal choices and relationships. Through the stories of Effia, Esi, and their descendants, Gyasi shows us the enduring power of resilience, hope, and connection in the face of even the most oppressive circumstances. The main objective of this study is to provide a detailed account of the struggles faced by women in Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing”. The study’s focus is on the experiences of Effia, Esi, and Willie, who encounter the most frequent and significant forms of oppression and struggles throughout the novel. However, it’s important to note that this study is limited in its scope, as it only seeks to address the specific problem of identifying the different types of oppression faced by these three characters and their efforts to resist it in Homegoing.
Oppression, Slavery and Colonization, Gender Inequality
Kavipriya A. , Dr. V. Sutharshan "The Portrayal of Women Oppression in Yaa Gyasi’s HOMEGOING" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 10 2023 Page 682-684
Kavipriya A. , Dr. V. Sutharshan "The Portrayal of Women Oppression in Yaa Gyasi’s HOMEGOING" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(10)