2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Presented by Literary Arts
Welcome to the registration page for the fifth evening of the 2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures season: Yaa Gyasi. After her talk, Yaa Gyasi will be joined in conversation with Andrew Proctor.
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The event program will begin on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific and will be available for one week after this date for you to watch or replay at your convenience.
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Yaa Gyasi is the author of the novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf, August 2020). Her best-selling debut novel, Homegoing (2016), is an intergenerational saga following two split branches of a Ghanaian family through three hundred years of history. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, was shortlisted for the British Book Award – Debut of the Year, was named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and was included on numerous Best Books of the Year lists. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates praised Homegoing as “an inspiration” and “what happens when you pair a gifted literary mind to an epic task.” 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.