Yaa Gyasi

  • XVIIIe siècle, au temps de la traite des esclaves. Ghanéennes, Effia et Esi sont demi-soeurs mais ne se connaissent pas. La sublime Effia est mariée de force à un Anglais, le capitaine du fort de Cape Coast. Dans les cachots de ce fort sont enfermés les futurs esclaves. Parmi eux, Esi. Elle sera expédiée en Amérique. Ses enfants et petits-enfants seront continuellement jugés sur la couleur de leur peau.
    La descendance d'Effia, métissée et éduquée, perpétuera le commerce triangulaire familial et devra survivre dans un pays meurtri pour des générations. Yaa Gyasi nous conte le destin d'une famille à l'arbre généalogique brisé par la cruauté des hommes. Un voyage dans le temps inoubliable.

  • "Maman je t'en supplie, dis-je en twi. Je te supplie d'arrêter. Je te supplie de teréveiller. Je te supplie de vivre.".

    Gifty, américaine d'origine ghanéenne, est une jeune chercheuse en neurologie qui consacre sa vie à ses souris de laboratoire. Mais du jour au lendemain, elle doit accueillir chez elle sa mère, très croyante, qui n'est plus que l'ombre d'elle-même et reste enfermée dans sa chambre. Au fil de souvenirs d'enfance émouvants, Gifty s'interroge sur sa passion pour la science si opposée aux croyances de sa mère et de ses ancêtres. Sublime Royaume raconte les difficultés d'avoir une peau noire en Amérique, et le choc des générations au sein d'une famille issue de l'immigration.

    Un deuxième roman qui confirme l'immense talent de Yaa Gyasi dont la plume si subtile prend toujours une force incroyable.


    Yaa Gyasi

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    Yaa Gyasi

    • Knopf
    • 8 Septembre 2020

    Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama Gifty is a sixth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith, and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief--a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.


    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN''S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021br>br>**From the bestselling author of Homegoing**br>______________________________________________br>br>As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away.br>br>Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother''s life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family''s story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America.br>br>Transcendent Kingdom is a searing story story of love, loss and redemption, and the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts.br>______________________________________________________br>br>''Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative . . . not a word or idea out of place'' Roxane Gaybr>br>''A piercing story of faith, science and the opioid crisis . . . There''s bravery as well as beauty here'' Observer>