Today was the first bookclub meeting that I have attended in 3 months and I’m so glad that I went. The book that we read this month was Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
Homegoing is a book that explores the effects of the transatlantic slave trade through generations of one family. It is a brilliantly written and thought provoking book that highlights our complicity in slavery. One of my favourite lines in the book is “the evil in the world began as the evil in your own home“. That the world doesn’t become an evil place on its own, we all play our parts in making it into what it is.
It has been a long time since I loved a book like I loved Homegoing, I couldn’t put it down.
In bookclub we were able to have deep and intense conversations around topics of slavery, religion, colonisation, relationships, segregation and womanhood. It was amazing to see all the different perspectives that were shared in the room and the characters that each of us related to and sympathised with.
Homegoing is a book that I would recommend to all. It is definitely a book that I want to read again! It has certainly stirred up my passion for reading.
Thank you for reading.