Vloggest Entertainment

Watch all your favorite videostars!
  • Share this video
  • facebook
  • Google+
  • Twitter
  • submit to reddit Reddit
  • Tags
  • Show tags

Yaa Gyasi, "Homegoing"

Politics and Prose Follow
  • Video description
  • 1 year ago
  • 1,871 views
  • 57 likes
  • 2 comments
http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781101947135

Born in Ghana, raised in Alabama, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Gyasi draws on her heritage in this remarkable debut novel, which opens in 18th-century Ghana and follows the lives of two half-sisters. Born in neighboring villages and unknown to each other, Effia and Esi live out two distinct historical trajectories. Effia marries an Englishman and lives in a castle. Esi, after imprisonment in the castle’s dungeon, is shipped overseas as a slave. Then come civil wars, post-colonialism, the Great Migration, and the narrative winds its way to 20th-century Harlem.

Gyasi is in conversation with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench and Balm.

Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/
Vlogger of the day:

KSI

"I had no clue on what I wanted to do when I was younger, so I was pretty lucky with this YouTube thing.” Olajide "JJ" Olatunji (born 19 June 1993), better known by his online pseudonym, KSI, is an...

read more

  • Comments
  • Related videos