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Yaa Gyasi Makes the 2021 Women's Prize Longlist

Ghanaian-American writer, Yaa Gyasi, is the only African-born author named in the Women's Prize 2021 longlist for her sophomore novel 'Transcendent Kingdom'.

The Women's Prize recently announced its much awaited longlist for 2021. The longlist includes a diverse group of sixteen female writers spanning settings across the globe including Yaa Gyasi's birth country, Ghana. Gyasi's second critically acclaimed novel, Transcendent Kingdom, has landed her it into the longlist putting her steadily in the race for the win.

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The Okayafrica 2016 Year-End Book List

We look back at the biggest, baddest books of 2016 by African and Diasporan writers.