In our new series ‘Current Literary Affairs’ the SLAA, Bijlmerparktheater and Read My World investigate the international literary discourse. In this preview of the Read My World 2017 Black USA festival we invite Colson Whitehead and Yaa Gyasi to the Netherlands. On the 27th of January, Yaa Gyasi speaks with journalist, publicist Clarice Gargard. This program is organized in collaboration with de Bezige Bij.
Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. Her short stories were published in magazines as African American Review and Callaloo. Her debut novel Homegoing is a New York Times Bestseller.