This week on Well Read, author Yaa Gyasi will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her debut novel, released in June, Homegoing (2016). Through the tales of two fictional half-sisters, Effia and Esi, Gyasi explores the “history of Ghanaian and American civilization from the eighteenth century to the present.” A “multigenerational saga,” Homegoing commandingly confronts the horrors of slave trade, warfare, coal mines, migration, and more. In the video clip above, Gyasi discusses the voiceless past of the Ghanaian people and her own “opportunity to tell a part of history that has been suppressed.”
To watch her full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, July 15th.
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