this conversation with the Amnesty International Book Club, Esi Edugyan hosts
Linda Spalding in a conversation around the themes and writing of Linda's
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.
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.