We are pleased to announce the Fall 2021 First Pages book, Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi. This year, author Yaa Gyasi will be virtually present at Northeastern University on Wednesday, September 8, 2020, 8:00pm to speak to the incoming class.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 Brooklyn.
Yaa received the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize for Best First Book, the American Book Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature for her 2016 debut novel, Homegoing.
For more information about Yaa, please visit her official bio at Penguin Randomhouse.
The child of Ghanaian immigrants, Gifty is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate at the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research involves the neuroscience of reward-seeking behavior in mice, and its connection to depression and addiction. However, when her mother slips into a depressive episode that leaves her bedridden, Gifty must come to terms with her family’s past, the loss of a brother to drug addiction, and a childhood faith whose promises remain elusive and unfulfilled.
Transcendent Kingdom is a powerful and transformative story about identity, family, the mystery of the human mind, and humanity’s enduring project of unlocking those mysteries through faith and science.
This year, Author Yaa Gyasi will be virtually present at Northeastern University on Wednesday, September 8, 2020, 8:00pm to speak to the incoming class. This is a mandatory event for all new students. Information about this virtual event will be available in Welcome Week and other university materials distributed during Move-In.
How to get the book:
The University Bookstore sells the book. It will be available on June 2021. Most major retailers also carry the book. It can also be purchased as an e-book or audiobook.
More Questions? Contact:
For more information on library resources and questions about this guide contact Brooke Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the First Pages program contact Justin Silvestri at email@example.com