On Monday, Sept. 14th, at 7 p.m., McNally Jackson's International Literature Book Club, led by Yvonne Brooks, will discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Click on the following Zoom link to join this virtual book club event: 


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.  

Praise for Homegoing

"Thanks to Ms. Gyasi's instinctive storytelling gifts, the book leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries. . . . By its conclusion, the characters' tales of loss and resilience have acquired an inexorable and cumulative emotional weight." —The New York Times 

"Brims with compassion . . . Yaa Gyasi has given rare and heroic voice to the missing and suppressed." —NPR

"Epic . . . a timely, riveting portrayal of the global African Diaspora—and the aftereffects that linger on to this day." —The Root 

"Gyasi deftly uses the alternating compression and expansion of time built into her novel’s structure to summon the fantasy of retreat into love and family, and then to show how history will, inevitably, trample that dream." —The New Yorker 

"Impressive . . . intricate in plot and scope . . . Homegoing serves as a modern-day reconstruction of lost and untold narratives—and a desire to move forward." —Miami Herald 

"I could not put this book down." —Roxane Gay 

"Spectacular . . ." —Zadie Smith 

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

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