28.01.2017 - Yaa Gyasi

The very young Yaa Gyasi (1989) was born in Ghana and moved to the United States together with her family when she was two years old. In 2009 she visited her native country. She was there to do research for what she thought would be a straightforward novel about a mother and a daughter. But things went differently. The result is Homegoing, an account of slavery’s legacy, stretched over eight generations and two countries.
On January 28th Yaa Gyasi will come and talk (in English) about her debut novel. The interviewer is Fiep van Bodegom.
Homegoing is being published in Dutch by publihing house de Bezige Bij and was translated from English by Nicolette Hoekmeijer. The Dutch title is De weg naar huis.