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Announcing Our July Book Club Selection

By Opportunity International

We are ready for vacation—which means we are ready for some excellent summer reading! As the temperature heats up, we are excited to dive into an incredible novel that is perfect for the pool, a plane, or your daily commute.

Join us this July as we read:

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and listed as one of the best books of 2017 by countless publications including NPR, Time magazine, Oprah.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Minneapolis StarTribune, and the Financial Times, among many others, Homegoing tells the story of two half-sisters born in Ghana in the eighteenth century.

As Amazon describes, “Two half-sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.”

Pick up a copy on Amazon.com, at your local library, or at your favorite local bookstore today.

And don’t forget to share your thoughts about our June book, Factfulnessin our Facebook discussion!

Happy Reading! 

 

Learn more about the Opportunity Book Club at opportunity.org/bookclub

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