The African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, in partnership with Brittle Paper, are inviting reviews of Ghanaian author Yaa Gyasi’s second novel Transcendent Kingdom, the by Yaa Gyasi which is the 2021/2022 selection for the Go Big Read initiative.

Invitations are open to students of UW – Madison only. Accepted review will be published here on Brittle Paper.

Gyasi’s acclaimed novel, currently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, centers a small Ghanaian family in Alabama, exploring themes of loss, inter-generational trauma and drug addiction. The book was selected for its topical focus on concepts of religion and science, race as well immigration.

You can learn more about the African Studies Program at UW – Madison as well as get a free copy of the novel here.

Deadline: 30 September.

Go here to apply