Common Read/ Common World Program
The University of South Alabama has chosen Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing as its 2017-2018 Common Read/Common World book. This novel is the story of two half sisters and their descendants.
Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, AL. Her novel, Homegoing, won the National Books Critics Circles' John Leonard Award for best first book in 2016, the Alabama Library Association Award for Best Adult Fiction in 2017, and it has been nominated for several other literary awards.