Yaa Gyasi Writing Styles in Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi
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Point of View

As each new chapter introduces and focuses on a new protagonist, the point of view shifts to that of the protagonist in question. Thus, the Effia chapter is told from Effia’s point of view; the Esi chapter is told from Esi’s point of view; and so on all the way down the line to the final chapter, in which Marcus’ experience with Marjorie is described from the former’s point of view (note the similarity of the first syllables of their names). All that said, it is important to note that with each shift in point of view, one thing remains the same: the limited nature of that point of view, in that the narrative of each chapter unfolds with its writing focusing only on the inner lives, experiences, and memories of that chapter’s protagonist. There is no moving into the more...

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