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Yaa Gyasi


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 Brooklyn.

Yaa Gyasi

Books by Yaa Gyasi

by Yaa Gyasi - Fiction

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller HOMEGOING is a powerful, raw, intimate and deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

by Yaa Gyasi - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ghana, 18th century: Two half-sisters are born. One will marry an Englishman and live in comfort. The other will be captured and sold into slavery. HOMEGOING follows these sisters and their descendants through eight generations.