Join Jefferson Humanities on Tuesday, October 12, for a special event with author Yaa Gyasi:
Jefferson Humanities Forum “Origins” presents Yaa Gyasi
Tuesday, October 12, 7-8 p.m., via Zoom
Register at yaa-gyasi.eventbrite.com
Yaa Gyasi is the author of Homegoing, one of the most celebrated debuts of 2016. A riveting, kaleidoscopic novel, Homegoing is a story of race, history, ancestry, love, and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa across three hundred years in Ghana and America. Her follow-up novel, Transcendent Kingdom, is a raw and intimate novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama that layers themes of loss, mental illness, and representation in STEM fields––challenging our notions of who or what a scientist is, and how they might look or think. Born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Gyasi is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and lives in Berkeley, California. She is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
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Visit the Jefferson Libraries to access a copy of Yaa Gyasi’s books:
This event is free and open to the public. The event is co-presented with the Philadelphia University Honors Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.