Interview: Novelist Yaa Gyasi

Though she only just published her second novel, reconciliation is already a favorite theme of Yaa Gyasi. Her masterful 2016 debut, “Homegoing,” which spanned centuries in Ghana and the United States, portrayed characters who wrestled with past familial and societal upheaval in order to live in the present.

“Transcendent Kingdom,” which came out earlier this month, features a protagonist who forges a path in science while living with her ailing mother, a symbol of their shared religious past.

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