The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she held a Deans's Graduate Research Fellowship. She has written several short stories and the library has a copy of her debut novel Homegoing. It follows the shifting fortunes of two half-sisters Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, in West Africa and America. Esi is sold into slavery, and Effia is married to a British slavery trader. This historical novel moves from the Eighteenth century to the present day. The New York Times describes it has" a hypnotic debut novel" .
Gyasi lives in Berkeley, California. For more information click here.

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