Yaa Gyasi reading, Live from Prairie Lights

Yaa Gyasi reading, Live from Prairie Lights


Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City Iowa

In this archive from the Writing University Archive, Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Yaa Gyasi reads from and talks about her New York Times bestselling novel, Homegoing. The novel, which has garnered a huge amount of attention, is 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 indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is full revealed in light of the present day.


The University of Iowa Libraries, Writing University Archive