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 University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship.
Her New York Times bestseller, Homegoing, traces the lives of two half-sisters—one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver—and the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history.
Homegoing won the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for best first book and the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" honors for 2016.
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