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City Arts & Lectures Presents YAA GYASI w/JEFF CHANG

Yaa Gyasi author photo and Homegoing paperback cover image
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In Conversation with Jeff Chang

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Social Studies

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Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Gyasi’s highly acclaimed debut novel,  Homegoing, begins with 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 fully revealed in light of the present day. Homegoing was named ‘Debut Novel of the Year’ by NPR and ‘2016 Notable Book’ by The New York Times.

Jeff Chang is a journalist, a music critic, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, and the author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
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Homegoing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312429485
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Published: Picador USA - September 13th, 2016