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Yaa Gyasi

Presented by Mariella Frostrup. Author Yaa Gyasi talks to Mariella about her debut novel Homegoing, a tale of two sisters with strikingly different destinies.

Yaa Gyasi's debut novel Homegoing is already one of the most talked about debuts of 2017. She joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about this tale of two sisters with strikingly different destinies - one sold into slavery, the other a slave trader's wife - and the way their lives reverberate through the generations.

We open the doors to our Reading Clinic with the writer of King Arthur Kevin Crossley-Holland, who chooses his favourite books on the legendary figure of Merlin.

Award winning novelist AL Kennedy talks about her first book for children, Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure and we have our monthly recommendation from inside the publishing industry.

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28 minutes


  • Yaa Gysai

    Duration: 09:18

  • Reading Clinic: Kevin Crossley-Holland recommends books on Merlin

    Duration: 07:38

  • A L Kennedy

    Duration: 06:36

  • Editor's Picks: Frankie Gray discusses The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

    Duration: 03:26

Read the first chapter of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: Chapter One


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Yaa Gyasi
Interviewed Guest Kevin Crossley-Holland
Interviewed Guest AL Kennedy


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