Renowned author Yaa Gyasi, whose novel Homegoing won the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book and the Pen/Hemingway Award among others, was our guest for “The Ghanaian-American Experience in Literature and Art” on the first WorldCanvass of 2021. Joining her was fellow author and graduate of the UI Writers’ Workshop D.K. Nnuro and Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Russ Ganim. Nnuro engaged with Gyasi writer-to-writer in a special interview segment introduced by Ganim.
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Clockwise from upper left: D.K. Nnuro, Joan Kjaer, Yaa Gyasi, Russell Ganim