In December, the Broad Street Readers will discuss Yaa Gyasi’s award-winning debut novel, Homegoing.
With breathtaking scope, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, born into different villages, and their descendants through eight generations: from the slave traders of the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the Asantes’ struggle against British colonialism to the first stirrings of the American Civil War, from the jazz of twentieth-century Harlem to the sparkling shores of modern Ghana. 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. – from the publisher
The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on December 19th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.
Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.
Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at (978)744-0860.