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Marginalia: Yaa Gyasi On 'Transcendent Kingdom'

Author Yaa Gyasi
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Author Yaa Gyasi

Ghana-born American writer Yaa Gyasi follows her award-winning debut, Homegoing, with the Transcendent Kingdom, the story of a Ghanaian family faced with racism, depression, and the opioid crisis after their move to Huntsville, Alabama. And it explores whether the binaries of religion and science must be an either/or.


Transcendent Kingdom was just released in paperback and I was so pleased to visit with Yaa Gyasi about her work.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi was published by Vintage.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.