Online Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 2

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Welcome to the online book club for Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

I hope you enjoyed reading this book. I am glad I read this book – it was very well written. Each and every character came alive and I thought it was an interesting way to tell the sisters’ story through their offspring. Reading it was hard emotionally, though. It’s tough to read about the horrific parts of history. However, it is important to know what has happened in the past.

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Thanks for joining us!

July’s book will be Beartown by Fredrik Backman with discussion on July 26. More details are on the Online Book Club page.

  1. What is your favorite moment from the book? Least favorite?
  2. Overall, did you like the book? Why or why not?
  3. Who was your favorite character and why?
  4. Who was your least favorite character and why?
  5. Have you ever read a book before that was set during the slave trade on the African continent?
  6. What is something new you learned about history reading this book?
  7. How much does family lineage affect our lives? Is there something or someone in your family tree that affects who you are today?
  8. What do you think the significance is of the title, Homegoing? (Homegoing is an African-American Christian funeral tradition marking the going home of the deceased to the Lord or to heaven.)
  9. What’s a question I didn’t ask that you’d like to discuss?

Thank you for reading with us and stopping by to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi!

Join us in July to discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman!


About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.