Adult Afternoon Book Discussion

Book: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway award winner, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. 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. – Amazon

Homegoing is available now for checkout at the Circulation Desk in regular print, large print and audiobook. For more information and to register, please call the library at (708) 449-7510.

MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS

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The program will continue in 2014 with new sponsor museums.

Hillside Library card holders can receive free admission (or other discounts) to  museums and cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area. Legoland has been added as a sponsor and museum offering passes. To learn more visit  www.museumadventure.org.