Scottville Thursday Bookclub

 

 

"Who Picked this Book?"

Scottville Library's Bookclub for Adults 
 

The "Who Picked this Book?" Book Club meets monthly at the Scottville Library. The first meeting which will be Thursday, November 30 at 1:00 pm. Future meeting dates to be announced. This month's book is "Homecoming" by Yaa Gyasi.

 

Homecoming From Amazon.com: 

 

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016

NPR's Debut Novel of the Year

One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016

One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016, Winner of 2017 PEN Hemingway award for debut fiction.

 

“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

The unforgettable New York Times best seller 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 through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

 

Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

 

 

Visit or call the Libraries at (231) 843-8465 or (231) 757-2588 to reserve a copy, or to ask about getting a copy through MeLCat. 

If you are interested in joining the "Who Picked this Book?" book club, or would like more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or ask for details at the Scottville Circulation Desk.

 





 

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