Yaa Gyasi

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Women’s prize for fiction shortlist entirely first-time nominees
Susanna Clarke, Yaa Gyasi and Patricia Lockwood among the six authors up for the £30,000 award

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi review – seeking solace in science
A neuroscientist tries to make sense of the loss of her father and brother in Gyasi’s shrewd follow-up to her award-wining debut, Homegoing

Hephzibah Anderson

28, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi review – a profound follow-up to Homegoing
A young woman weighs faith and science as she searches for meaning in the wake of family tragedy

Sara Collins

24, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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A black girl's reading list: 10 books to inspire and challenge
The authors of Taking Up Space, recent Cambridge graduates, list the books that have given them ‘permission to dream’

Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

11, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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My year of reading African women, by Gary Younge
Shamed by a gap in his reading, the Guardian writer vowed to read only fiction by African women in 2018. After 19 novels spanning Nigeria to Ethiopia, he shares what he learned

Gary Younge

15, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi review – the wounds inflicted by slavery
An unflinching portrayal of the slave trade explores its impact down the generations, from 18th-century west Africa to the modern-day US

Diana Evans

13, Jan, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Yaa Gyasi: ‘Slavery is on people’s minds. It affects us still’
The Homegoing author on exploring her Ghanaian roots, being an immigrant in the US, and whether trauma can be imprinted on our DNA

Kate Kellaway

08, Jan, 2017 @9:00 AM

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National Book Foundation picks 'five under 35' new writers to watch
Authors including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Téa Obreht have drawn up a list of debut authors expected ‘to make a lasting impression on the literary landsape’

Alison Flood

30, Sep, 2016 @2:51 PM

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