Remember the name Yaa Gyasi. At just 27 years old, the Ghanaian native has delivered Homegoing (Knopf, $26.95), her debut novel, and everyone from Ta-Nehisi Coates to the literati is raving about it. Here, the author gives us the details behind one of the "event" books of the year.
God Help the Child, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s eleventh novel, will debut at number five on next week’s New York Times' Best Sellers List.
The Nobel prize-winning author opens up about beauty standards and the role of race in her novels.
As the Black Lives Matter movement coalesces on social media and around the globe—ESSENCE invited activists, authors, thought leaders and cultural figures to reflect on the meaning of this moment, and what we must do next.