Yaa Gyasi

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Urvi Nagrani
United States
Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Homegoing is Gyasi’s wildly ambitious debut novel, tackling some 250 years of history across two continents. It sets itself the daunting task of tracing the legacy of sorrow that slavery has left on eight generations of one family—a book Ta-Nehisi Coates has called “an inspiration.”
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