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.