Arts & Letters Live: Yaa Gyasi and Margo Jefferson - Family Ties

Yaa Gyasi, author
Yaa Gyasi Photo by Michael Lionstar
Margo Jefferson
Margo Jefferson Photo by Michael Lionstar

Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic Margo Jefferson will interview Yaa Gyasi about her epic debut novel, Homegoing, which begins with two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana - one married off to a wealthy Englishman, the other sold into slavery - and traces the lives of their descendants to 20th-century America. Jefferson will also discuss her own book Negroland: A Memoir, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography and a New York Times Notable Book.

At 6:30 pm, join Dr. Roslyn Walker, the DMA’s Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, for a pre-event tour focused on works of art from Ghana. Tour sign-up will begin 30 minutes prior to the start time. Tour space is limited and is first-come, first-served.

Gyasi and Jefferson will sign books shortly after their talk.

Event Details


10.26.16 | 7:30 pm


Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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