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CapRadio Reads is a book club and online reading community, hosted by Capital Public Radio. Moderator Vicki Lorini and host Donna Apidone encourage you to participate in person or on the website.

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Homegoing

August 2017 book selection

Homegoing

by Yaa Gyasi

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July 19, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

Im sure many of you remember the original series Roots, taken from the book of the same name by Alex Haley.  We all sat in our living rooms, transfixed with that story.  Homegoing, our August selection by Yaa Gyasi takes us much further back.  Beginning in Ghana around 1760 this book takes us through the slave trade to the present day. Gyasi has an interesting way of telling this story, through two descendants of a Ghanain woman, separated in Ghana only to find themselves close many generations later. The novel, had it’s start in the author’s 2009 trip back to Ghana, where she was born. the book is fascinating, and comes from a viewpoint not often spoken about, the culpability of the African’s in the slave trade.  Fascinating to read, and it will be very interesting to discuss.  Please join us on August 8 at either 6 or 8pm in our Community room for this discussion.

July 11, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

As our book selections continue their journey around the world, we find ourselves in Ghana for our August selection.   Home going, is Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, and what a novel it is.  Each chapter in this work of historical fiction traces a different descendant of an Assent woman named Maame.  Mama has two daughters and in a twist of fate, they are separated. One, Effie, marries a British Governor, in charge of a local fort. Effie’s half sister Esi is held captive, in the dungeon below the fort. It is their story and the stories of future generations that will enthrall you.  Please join us for our discussion, at 2pm or 6pm, August 8 in our Community Room.