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21 Sep 18

Yaa Gyasi’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Homegoing (Knopf, 2016), probes the legacy of the slave trade as it impacted two sides of an Akan family. At the Academy, she’s working on a second novel, about “the costs of assimilation and integration on the immigrant, and whether cultural isolation due to a society’s unwillingness or inability to acknowledge its changing demographics can contribute to a deeper sense of loneliness and depression.”

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