Yaa Gyasi

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced!

Read ‘When my mother came to stay’ – Read an excerpt from Yaa Gyasi’s new novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Plus: Interview)

Read an excerpt from Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, entitled ‘When my mother came to stay’, where the narrator Gifty offers an intimate glimpse at the relationship between a mother and daughter. 

Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi’s stunning follow-up to her acclaimed international bestseller Homegoing

From Yaa Gyasi, the bestselling author of Homegoing, comes Transcendent Kingdom, an epic novel from the heart of contemporary America.

Two sisters with two very different destinies: Dip into Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing

The night Effia is born, a fire devastates her father’s land – and so begins a sequence of events that reverberate through the lives of her family for generations.

Five African authors up for €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award

The Johannesburg Review of Books reports that five African authors have made the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star “Afropolitan” names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.

Chinelo Okparanta, Dinaw Mengestu and Yaa Gyasi make Granta’s list of the best young American novelists

Granta has chosen its third list of the ‘Best of Young American Novelists’, including the Nigeria-born Chinelo Okparanta, Ethiopia-born Dinaw Mengestu and Ghana-born Yaa Gyasi.