Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saline District Library
Brecon Room

Event Details

This month's selection is the 2018 Washtenaw Reads selection! 

Homegoing tells the tale of two sisters - Effia and Esi - who are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana, and whose lives follow very different paths.  Effia is married to an Englishman and lives in comfort in Cape Coast Castle, while Esi, unbeknownst to Effia, is imprisoned in her castle's dungeon and sold into slavery. The novel follows two threads - Effia and her descendant's living through centuries of warfare, slave trade, and British colonization in Ghana; and Esi and her descendant's path from the plantations of the American South, the Civil War, jazz clubs of twentieth-century Harlem, and right up to present day.

All are invited for friendly, informal book discussions and refreshments on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.  Extra books are available in advance at the adult reference desk.

 


Event Type(s): Book Group
Age Group(s): Adults