Esi Edygyan is an acclaimed Canadian author, who in 2011 penned the novel Half-Blood Blues. She is also a Ghanaian-Canadian who has wrestled with notions of identity and belonging for her entire life. Her struggles with these ideas often appear in her writing.
This episode of Invisible Ink features an interview with Esi Edugyan as well as excerpts from her recent keynote address entitled 'Don't Turn Back: Observations on Home' that she delivered at the University of Alberta on April 16th, 2013. The lecture, which delves deeply into Edugyan's search for home, was the 2013 Henry Kresiel Memorial Lecture.