Join us for an evening of literary brilliance with Yaa Gyasi. We will be celebrating her new novel Transcendent Kingdom, longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
To book places, order your signed edition of Transcendent Kingdom here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your order, 24 hours before the event.
As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two – and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away.
Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother’s life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family’s story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America.
Transcendent Kingdom is a searing story story of love, loss and redemption, and the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts. We are so excited to hear more from Yaa on this brilliant novel.
‘Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative . . . not a word or idea out of place.’ – Roxane Gay