After reading Maryse Meijer’s
raw and jaw-dropping Heartbreaker, musician Kenny Childers felt the world needed to not only read this collection but also to hear it. He wrote one song for each story, drawing inspiration from the characters and their movements through their world.
Born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Yaa Gyasi has written a captivating debut novel that embraces the world in all its complexity. During the 2016 Fall Chicago Humanities Festival, Gyasi conversed with poet Roger Reeves about writing, Ghanaian legacy, and her own family oral traditions.