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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
• What we'll do We will discuss Homegoing by Yaa Yasang Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Literary Fiction A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in 18th-century Africa across 300 years in Ghana and America. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the wars of Ghana to slavery and the Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the American South to the Great Migration to 20th-century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's novel moves through histories and geographies and captures - with outstanding economy and force - the troubled spirit of our own nation. She has written a modern masterpiece. • What to bring A dish to share • Important to know


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We are a book club who enjoys sharing and discussing the books we have read. The group meets monthly on a Sunday from 6 pm - 8 pm. Book selections are suggested by the group members and voted on. Location of the meetup is given only to the members signed-up for that particular event.

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