Book Club on 8th: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Book Club on 8th: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

When

Thursday Apr 20, 2017    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bookings

Where

POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11215
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Join us for a discussion on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Club members will receive a 15% discount on each month’s selected books. For more information, please contact Susanne König at susanne@powerhousearena.com.


About Homegoing:

This sweeping family saga encompasses seven generations of descendants of a Fante and his captured Asante house slave – focusing especially on two sisters, Effia and Esi, who will never meet. Effia will marry an Englishman who oversees the British interest in the Gold Coast slave trade. Esi will be captured by Fante warriors, traded to the Englishmen, and shipped to America to be sold into slavery. Progressing through 300 years of Ghanaian and American history, the narrative unfolds in a series of concise portraits of each sister’s progeny that capture pivotal moments in each individual’s life.

 

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.