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Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ makes 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist

Transcendent Kingdom,’ a novel by Ghanaian-American author, Yaa Gyasi has been longlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

It is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes, and awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.

Transcendent Kingdom‘ follows 28-year-old Gifty, a PhD candidate in neuroscience in her fifth year at Stanford University, and her Ghanaian-American mother, who is suffering from a deep depression.

The shortlist of six books determined by a judging panel will be announced on April 28, 2021. The winner of the 25th edition of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be revealed on July 7, 2021.

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