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.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Yaa Gyasi recommends
A Burning (2020)
"A BURNING is an excellently crafted, utterly thrilling novel full of characters that I won't soon forget. Megha Majumdar writes about the ripple effects of our choices, the interconnectedness of our humanity, with striking beauty and clarity. A stunning debut."
Open Water (2021)
Caleb Azumah Nelson
"A love song to black art and thought, an exploration of intimacy and vulnerability between two young artists learning to be soft with each other in a world that hardens against black people."
The Return of Faraz Ali (2022)
"A rich and deeply moving novel about confronting histories both personal and political. Marvelous."
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