I was very excited to meet Yaa Gyasi in person recently. She was born in 1989, and is a Ghanaian-American novelist. Her book, “Homegoing” discusses the wounds inflicted by slavery.

I hadn’t read her book prior to the event, but went along just to hear her talk. It was truly moving. She is humble, inspiring and very talented. My video on YouTube shares 3 Lessons I got from listening to her talk.

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Yaa Gyasi Makes The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 List for 2016, and has won many other recognitions.

After her talk, I immediately grabbed several copies of the book to read myself and gave some away to friends. After reading, I will definitely be doing a follow-up book review here. Stay tuned for that.

Correction On the Video:
I shot the video immediately after the talk – thinking the book was recently published. In it, i referenced that the book was published in 2017.  Somehow, it hadn’t crossed my radar, and I only realized afterwards that this book had been published back in 2016. My reference to 2017 publication was incorrect. But nonetheless – it is truly inspiring to see a young writer soaring high with her effort and talent.

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