• 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.

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