Join us in reading the next selection of our Virtual Book Club,
By: Yaa Gyasi
Zoom Discussion September 9th at 6:00 p.m.
In eighteenth century Ghana, two half-sisters unaware of each other are born in two different villages. One will marry into a life of privilege and reside in a Cape Coast Castle, while the other will be captured and imprisoned in the same castle.
Homegoing follows the parallel paths of the sisters and their descendants through eight generations from the Gold Coast, to Mississippi plantations, to the Civil War and to the Harlem Renaissance. Gyasi’s novel illustrates slavery’s troubled legacies for both those who were captured and those who remained while simultaneously highlighting the experience of captivity that permeates our nation’s memory.