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HOMEGOING Reading and Q&A with author Yaa Gyasi, '11

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Women's Community Center (Fire Truck House, First Floor)

This event is open to students & members of the Stanford community. General public is invited to attend one of the other local events (details here).

Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi CoatesJoin Stanford alumna Yaa Gyasi '11 for a reading from Homegoing, her recently released debut novel, followed by a Q&A. Copies of Homegoing will be available for purchase at the event.

Homegoing, an 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.

There will be a Q&A as part of the event, and we welcome you to share any specific questions ahead of time here.

Learn more about Yaa Gyasi and Homegoing from The Nation, the New York Times , ESSENCE, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

NOTE: This event is open to students and members of the Stanford community. Members of the general public are invited to attend one of the other local events (10/11 in Oakland and 12/5 in San Francisco; details here)

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Stanford Arts, Women's Community Center, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Black Community Services Center
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