Yaa Gyasi will be in conversation with D.K. Nnuro as part of the University of Iowa’s World Canvass series.

World Canvass is a program run by the University of Iowa’s International Programs that invites renowned guests to participate in internationally-focused discussions.

The twelfth season of the series will kick off with Gyasi and Nnuro’s conversation. They will be introduced by Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Russ Ganim.

The event will take place on February 24 from 7pm to 8pm CST. It will be held on Zoom and is free and open to the public. Register to attend here.

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Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom was recently longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her first novel, Homegoing, won the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. She is an alum of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

D.K. Nnuro is a Ghanian American fiction writer based in Iowa City. He is associate writer and collections/exhibitions associate at the University of Iowa’s Stanley Museum of Art. His debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, is forthcoming with Riverhead Books.

For more information about this event, head here.