[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: UR: A Discussion with Yaa Gyasi

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Wed Feb 15 12:31:23 EST 2017


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> From: Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies <FDI at rochester.edu>
> Subject: A Discussion with Yaa Gyasi
> Date: February 15, 2017 at 12:05:13 PM EST
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> Reply-To: Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies <FDI at rochester.edu>
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> Yaa Gyasi
> Yaa Gyasi is a Ghanaian-American novelist whose debut novel, Homegoing, brought her, at age 26, the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for best first book and the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" honors for 2016.
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> How may some of the narratives in Homegoing shape our understand of the renewed militantism observed in the Black Lives Matter movement or the reactionary turn that is before us to contemplate for the next four years?
> What could we learn from the curse (the fire that keeps burning and destroying lives) that runs through Homegoing that may help the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement or the citizens distressed by the apparent resurgence of the ugly intolerance of the past chart a new path of resistance?
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> Join Yaa Gyasi and The Frederick Douglass Institute as we delve into these questions through a close examination of her novel, Homegoing.
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