Watertown Library’s “One Book, One Watertown” Explores Race Relations, Celebrates Ghanaian Culture

Watertown Free Public Library – Throughout the month of March, the Watertown Free Public Library will be holding concerts, community discussions, food tastings, a photo gallery and more that will celebrate the culture of Ghana and explore race relations in the United States. These events and galleries surround the library’s “One Book, One Watertown” program which is now in its ninth year.

The book selection this year, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, is a novel that tells multiple stories, in multiple voices, about two half sisters and their descendants in Ghana and the U.S. While these characters’ lives may seem far removed from 21st-century Watertown, their humanity speaks across centuries and continents to our own deeply human fears and hopes. Their history is our history, and confronting it – along with the painful legacies of slavery, colonialism, and racism—is the goal of the WFPL’s 2017 One Book, One Watertown program.

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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
March 02, 2017

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