A Night In with Yaa Gyasi
6:30PM, Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Venue: Online Streamed Production
THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE STREAMED PRODUCTION FOR YOU TO WATCH AT HOME To mark the publication of 'Transcendent Kingdom'. Author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller 'Homegoing', YAA GYASI, returns with her brand-new novel: 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. 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. Join Yaa in conversation for this exclusive event, as she considers the process of writing her gorgeously woven narrative; she'll explore the larger-than-life nature of storytelling through fables and folklore, the process of writing with a single character and trying to see into all of the nooks and crannies of her consciousness, and the books she turns to for inspiration, from Charles Dickens to Toni Morrison. She'll also touch on mental health among the Black community, why it was important for her to broaden the traditional immigrant narrative with this novel, and the journey towards healing. Don't miss this illuminating discussion about family love, loss, belonging and belief to celebrate this insightful and powerful novel for our time. PLEASE NOTE: BY PURCHASING A TICKET TO THIS EVENT YOU ARE AGREEING FOR DARLINGTON HIPPODROME TO SHARE YOUR BOOKING DETAILS WITH FANE ONLINE WHO WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH FURTHER DETAILS ON THE LIVE STREAM AND BOOK PURCHASES. The event will initially be broadcast on Tuesday 18 May at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed worldwide. If ordering a book we will need to have your postal address as part of the booking process. Books will be sent out on the day of the event or very shortly after. Tickets are for a family / bubble living together and bookers will be sent a single link to view on a single device. Tickets go off sale on Monday 17 May. Links for the stream will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.