Homegoing explores many powerful themes, including legacy, heritage, civil rights, jazz, family traditions, and more. This novel spans a wide spray of time, starting in the Atlantic Slave Trade in the 1700s and ending in the mid-2000s. It is important to note that this novel fully depicts individual characters' experiences. We know as a society that enslaved people experienced unquestionable brutality, and those atrocities continued throughout our nation's history. Gyasi depicts sexual assault, physical violence, and emotional torment throughout the novel through the lens of different characters. This content, while historically accurate, may be challenging for some readers.