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NEA Big Reads Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi @ Main Library
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 6:00PM

Main Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

This event is free and open to the public - No ticket or reservation is needed

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is hosting two special book club discussions as part of a partnership with the City of Charleston’s MOJA Arts Festival. The discussions will be centered around “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, which is the featured title for MOJA’s Big Read program, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Big Read will officially kick off with the start of the 2022 MOJA Arts Festival, which runs Sept. 29th to Oct. 9th, and will continue with community programs and special events through March 2023.

The NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, has selected MOJA as one of the community organizations nationwide that will be supported for its programming with the aim of inspiring meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections centered around the title.

“We’re grateful to be working with MOJA and the City of Charleston in providing access to the book as well as creating opportunities for meaningful conversations within our communities,” said Natalie Hauff, CCPL Deputy Director of Innovation.

As a partner, CCPL is circulating multiple print and digital copies of the title, available for borrowing individually or in book club kits. Two special book discussions will also take place on Oct. 4th and 5th.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. Bees Ferry West Ashley Library 3035 Sanders Rd. Charleston, SC 29414

Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. Main Library 68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

Homegoing is a “novel about the legacy of chattel slavery by African-born writer Yaa Gyasi spanning eight generations.” It shows the parallel lives of two 18th-century Ghana-born half-sisters and follows their descendants through historical periods such as the American Civil War and the great Harlem Jazz Age.