Check out all the details of the most awaited novel of the year ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ by Yaa Gyasi


The novel- Transcendent Kingdom is one of the most-awaited and anticipated novels of 2020 written by the national bestselling author of Homegoing. Who does not love a good book, especially when it comes to a national best selling author? The Homegoing novel was about a Ghanian family in Alabama, which a strong, deeply layered, intimate, and raw novel. Let us know about the author and her upcoming novel in detail.

The author of the book- Transcendent Kingdom
The author of the book is Yaa Gyasi, who is an American-Ghanaian novelist. She was born in Ghana but lived in Brooklyn. She graduated from Standford University with a BA in English. She had also done MFA from the workshop of Iowa Writers and held DEan’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She has also been honored with American Book Award, National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. She also got a place on the Young American Novelists 2017 as the Granta’s Best.

The Release Date of Transcendent Kingdom
The novel is officially expected to be released for buying in September 2020. The same will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in July 2020 and by Viking in August 2020 In the USA. Pre-orders for the book are available on various websites such as,, etc.

What is the novel about?
In the novel, a story is shown a Ghanaian family living in Alabama. Gift, who is the main protagonist of the series, is a sixth-year student at the Standard School of Medicine. She is a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate who is studying neural circuits of depression and addiction and reward-seeking behavior in mice. Nana, who was her brother, was a gifted high school athlete, but he died due to heroin overdose due to an ankle injury, which left him addicted to OxyContin.
The novel- Transcendent Kingdom tells the story of Ghanaian family immigrants who is broken by grief, addiction, and depression. It is a novel about love, religion, science, and faith.