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Yaa Gyasi reads from chapter four of Homegoing during an event at Harvard Bookstore in 2016. At the end of reading (around 33 min.) Gyasi answers questions including one about the writing process for this novel which took around 7 years before it was completed.
Background information the Transatlantic Slave Trade, The Gold Coast (Ghana) and Cape Coast Castle. This resource part of a larger project called Slavery and Remembrance, a jointly sponsored initiative between UNESCO’s Slave Route Project and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
From PBS, this text provides background information and is a companion resource to the documentary The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
"From the transatlantic slave trade to today's New Great Migration, learn about the major African-American migrations and how those movements changed the course of American history."