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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.

We’ve been wanting to wish 2016 good riddance almost immediately upon its arrival and now it’s nearly time. But before we bring out the von Trapp children to bid it adieu, let us acknowledge something that didn’t disappoint us in 2016: books.

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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.

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