Don’t miss your chance to get a copy of Transcendent Kingdom with your ticket for just £15.99 (including P&P), granting you free access to the event.

Penguin Live in partnership with Bad Form are thrilled to present Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Nesrine Malik.

Join Yaa Gyasi, best-selling author of Homegoing, as she launches her new and highly anticipated novel Transcendent Kingdom. It follows Gifty as she discovers more about her family’s story, tracing it back through continents and generations that take her deep into the dark heart of modern America.

Yaa will be in conversation about the themes of her latest novel, including immigration, generational trauma and the opioid addiction issue in America. She will also speak about her writing process, and how she created a searing story of love, loss and redemption, which showcases the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts. 

Don’t miss what promises to be an illuminating and fascinating discussion. You will also get the chance to ask Yaa your own questions during the event.

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. You will be sent your personal link to login 48 hours before the event.

Please note, tickets for this event are non-refundable.

This event will be recorded and sent to all bookers the day after the event. It will be available to watch for 7 days.

If you have bought a book with your ticket, you will receive your copy in the 10 days after the event.

  • Transcendent Kingdom


    **From the bestselling author of Homegoing**


    As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away.

    Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family's story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America.

    Transcendent Kingdom is a searing story of love, loss and redemption, and the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts.

    'A piercing story of faith, science and the opioid crisis...Transcendent Kingdom really sings. There's bravery as well as beauty here' Observer

    'Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative . . . not a word or idea out of place. THE RANGE. I am quite angry this is so good' Roxane Gay

    'I would say that Transcendent Kingdom is a novel for our time (and it is) but it is so much more than that. It is a novel for all times. The splendor and heart and insight and brilliance contained in the pages holds up a light the rest of us can follow' Ann Patchett

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