Sheridan College and Ucross Foundation are pleased to welcome acclaimed novelist Yaa Gyasi for a discussion and book signing of her breakthrough novel “Homegoing” on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center W153. This event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Creating Humanities Communities along the Hemingway Highway. Sheridan College partners in this NEH Grant include the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research and Ucross Foundation, where Gyasi will be a writer-in-residence.
Gyasi is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel “Homegoing” and recipient of the 2017 PEN/Hemingway Award. Her brilliant and relevant novel moves through histories and geographies and captures—with outstanding economy and force—the troubled spirit of our own nation. An illuminating speaker, Gyasi captivates audiences with her sincerity and compassion. In September 2016, she was chosen by Ta-Nehisi Coates as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honorees. Personable and intimate, Gyasi’s lectures explore contemporary craft, cultural identity, and the complex racial landscape of America’s past and present.