Yaa Gyasi

Honoree, 2016 5 Under 35

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.
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Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi book cover
ISBN 9781101947135 Knopf / Penguin Random House

The unforgettable New York Times bestseller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. More about this book >

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Yaa Gyasi reads from Homegoing, 2016 5 Under 35 Celebration


5 Under 35 Celebration, 2016, Author Panel Discussion

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Yaa Gyasi

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. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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