May 25, 2021bsarkar rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Are you kidding me with this book?? It is AMAZING. I can’t believe the author is 26 and that this is her first novel. It’s unreal.
The book spans two branches of a family. One branch ends up in the USA as a result of slavery and the other stays on the Gold Coast. The families’ members on both sides of the Atlantic are all affected by the slave trade. There is not much of a narrative arc as the stories of each new generation ties only loosely to the story of the previous generation. This storytelling choice adds to the depth of the tale because it highlights how each generation’s trauma informs the subsequent generation’s pain. My only quibble with the book is that I wish that she had included more generations or family members from recent times.