PT Library Foundation hosts Yaa Gyasi

Author Yaa Gyasi

The Peters Township Library Foundation will welcome the author of Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale through the library web site or at the Circulation Desk. Ticket prices are $10 for Students and $15 for Adults. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $60 and include VIP seats, a pre-event meet and greet with Yaa Gyasi, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a copy of Homegoing. Group rates for 20 or more are also available. Email for details.

The venue for this special event will be The Bible Chapel’s South Hills Campus at 300 Gallery Drive in McMurray. A book signing will follow the program.

The unforgettable New York Times bestseller Homegoing begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.


Yaa Gyasi was born in Mampong, Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Homegoing is her first novel and has won the PEN/Hemingway Award, NBCC’s John Leonard Award, and a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book. Photo credit: Michael Lionstar


A 26-Year-old Looks to the Past for Her Literary Debut | TIME


Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” | The New Yorker


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young African Immigrant | The New York Times


Yaa Gyasi | NPR


 The blazing success of Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Homegoing,’ a panoramic portrait of the slave trade’s legacy | Los Angeles Times


‘Homegoing,’ by Yaa Gyasi: A bold tale of slavery for a new ‘Roots’ generation | The Washington Post