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BBG Book Club September 12, 2018

BBG Book Club September 12, 2018
Join us as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Starts at 6pm. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!

Book description:

Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award

Shortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the Year

A New York Times Notable Book

A Washington Post Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, PopSugar, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Financial Times

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters 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 Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. 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.