Yaa Gyasi Makes The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 List for 2016

Life keeps getting sweeter for Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi.

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‘Homegoing’ Author Yaa Gyasi Chats with Trevor Noah on the Thread that Unites Africans & African Americans

“I really wanted this to be a story about the diaspora as a family.”

If you skipped The Daily Show Wednesday night because it's past your bedtime, then you missed out on host Trevor Noah’s poignant conversation about race with Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi, whom some have dubbed “the writer of the new Roots of our generation,” as the South African comedian makes note.

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Yaa Gyasi's New Novel ‘Homegoing’ Traces Three Centuries of a Ghanaian Family

Yaa Gyasi’s first book is an emotional look at eight generations through some of the most harrowing times in African history.