In this conversation with the Amnesty International Book Club, Esi Edugyan hosts Linda Spalding in a conversation around the themes and writing of Linda's novel, The Purchase. Linda shares how she was inspired to learn more about her family history in writing The Purchase, particularly in exploring reasons why her ancestors had chosen to be slave owners.
Today's podcast was first shared as a webcast. If you would like catch our next online & free book club webcast, visit the Amnesty Book Club website to get the Newsletter.
How the book club works: each month an acclaimed author is our guest reader. They select a book and share with our club why they feel that narrative matters. They also provide our readers with discussion questions. Launching from the themes discussed, Amnesty International will then share related and current human rights issues, helping you as a reader take action - moving from the world of stories, to an opportunity to change lives.