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CLEVELAND RIGHTS READERS DISCUSS HOMEGOING

Cleveland Rights Readers discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

Review Quotes:

"Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Spectacular." --Zadie Smith

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she held a Dean's Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in New York City

The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website at the 20% Book Club discount. Contact us for meeting details.

Event date: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd
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Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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$16.95
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ISBN: 9781101971062
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017