The One Book One Region selection this year is "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. In partnership with One Book, One Region, the Changing Minds Book Club will discuss Homegoing on Wednesday, September 13 at 5pm. The discussion will be facilitated by Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Connecticut College. Join us in the Meeting Room for conversation and refreshments. Free; no registration necessary. For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.
Book Summery: In eighteenth-century Ghana 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. 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. (Book Cover)