Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and grew up in the United States. She received her BA from Stanford University and her MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her first book, Homegoing, has received many distinguished awards in both the U.S. and abroad.  The novel takes on 200 years of history, illuminating slavery’s troubled legacy on both sides of the Atlantic, showing how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.