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Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi

Author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling debut novel Homegoing, 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 Oakland, California.

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Nov 5

Portland Book Festival  

Original Sin: America and the Legacy of Slavery

The authors of two recent novels which directly confront the institution and legacy of the slave trade discuss their work. Yaa Gyasi’s debut Homegoing follows the generations of a family separated when one half-sister is sold into slavery, and one is married to a British slaver in Ghana. Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad reimagines the

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