Our guest today is award winning novelist Yaa Gyasi. here to discuss her new novel Transcendent Kingdom. Our conversation touches on the challenges to writing a follow up to her critically acclaimed debut Homegoing, how she gave herself permission to write about small intimate stories this time around, and the ways research has factored into her process as a storyteller.
The Stacks Book Club selection for November is The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- Shop The Stacks Apparel
- Toni Morrison
- Edward P. Jones
- Prairie Lights (Iowa City, IA)
- Ctrl by SZA
- Chewing Gum (Channel 4)
- Michael Coel
- On Immunity by Eula Biss
- The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest (PBS Kids Writers Contest)
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
- Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
- Kelly Blair
- Zadie Smith
- Bahni Turpin
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