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Book Club – “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

February 5, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Homegoing book cover

Join us for a monthly book club. The first novel will be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

“Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters, Effia and Esi, 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 notorious Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and shipped off to America to be sold into slavery.
With breathtaking scope, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the slave traders of the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the Asantes’ struggle against British colonialism to the first stirrings of the American Civil War, from the jazz of twentieth-century Harlem to the sparkling shores of modern Ghana. 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.” – Penguin Random House website

Additional copies of the novel will be available at Kahuku Public and School Library.

Selections for future months have not been made yet.

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February 5, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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