We want you to read Homegoing and tell us your reactions. Yaa Gyasi has said, "nothing in history disappears. It has an effect on every generation that comes after." How does the book's multi-generational narrative push you to reconsider the structures of colonialism and racism that persist in America today? And what about the complex histories that you bring with you? What kind of role will your own ancestors play in your new life at Connecticut College?

Take a moment to write up your thoughts in a letter to your advisers. This can be a way of introducing yourself, giving us a sense of who you are and how you think. In July, we will send you the names and contact information of the faculty, staff, and student members of your advising team, so you can email them directly.

When you arrive on campus, you will be able to discuss Homegoing with your advising team, with each other, and with Yaa Gyasi herself during her visit to Conn on Sept. 27. If you bring your book with you, you may even get an autograph!

In July, the Office of the Dean of the College will announce an essay contest based on the book. So, check your email and here for more information!