Thursday, August 18, 7:30 PM
Yaa Gyasi presents Homegoing
A Greenlight First Editions Club selection
Introduction by Imbolo Mbue
At just 26 years old, Yaa Gyasi has written one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Most Exciting Fiction Reads,” Elle Magazine’s “19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About,” and The Millions’ “Most Anticipated Books of 2016.” Homegoing is stunning in its scope of time and its rendering of humanity, weaving three hundred years of a family’s history in West Africa into a magnificent and essential American novel. Already a pick for the June Indie Next and Library Reads lists and Greenlight’s First Editions Club selection for June, Homegoing has been praised by acclaimed writers—such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, who says, “I think I needed to read a book like this to remember what is possible. I think I needed to remember what happens when you pair a gifted literary mind to an epic task. Homegoing is an inspiration.” Gyasi’s presentation is introduced by fellow author Imbolo Mbue, author of the highly anticipated Behold the Dreamers, a novel about the intersections of classes, cultures, and dreams which draws on her own experiences as a Cameroonian native.