An Evening with Author Yaa Gyasi

Organization Oshman Family JCC
Date/Time Wednesday 5/3/2017 7:30 p.m. to 9p.m.
Oshman Family JCC, Conference Room F401 (4th floor above the theater)
3921 Fabian Way
Peninsula - Palo Alto
Cost $12 to $15
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Books

Yaa Gyasi's highly acclaimed debut novel, "Homegoing", begins with the story of two half-sisters separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, "Homegoing" traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them across two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. "Homegoing" was named 'Debut Novel of the Year' by NPR and '2016 Notable Book' by The New York Times.

Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she held a Dean's Graduate Research Fellowship.

Purchase your book in advance to receive a discounted price and priority in the book-signing line. Books will also be available for sale at the event.

Held in partnership with the African Library Project, the event will be moderated by its Chief Executive Officer Isabelle Mussard.

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