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"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi - Book Discussion and Ghanaian Dinner

Hosted by the Consul of the Frankfurt Taste of Africa Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 11 Apr 19:00 - 22:00

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Dear African cultures lovers,

Let's try something new.
I'm inviting you to read Yaa Gyasi's debut novel "Homegoing", a book praised by both critics and readers. Let's meet and discuss the book over a drink. Those who can stay for dinner will have the opportunity to enjoy some delicious Ghanaian food.

You can buy the book in its original English version or in one of the languages it's been translated (in German: "Heimkehren")

About the book:
"Homegoing" is set against the backdrop of the Gold Coast slave trade. Protagonists Efii and Esi, the two half-sisters, come from warring states in 18th century Ghana, the Ashantis and the Fantes.
The book is a novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel.

The book has received several prizes and made it to several major lists (The New York Times Protected content Book, one of Buzzfeed‘s Best Fiction Books of Protected content , etc.) Recently, the novel was made mandatory reading for Stanford freshers.

About the author:
Yaa Gyasi was born in Mampong, Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Homegoing is her first novel.

About the restaurant:
Protected content is a restaurant that serves Ghanaian food with good reviews on both TripAdvisor and Yelp.