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The Deep Read: A Conversation with Yaa Gyasi

May 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  |  Quarry Amphitheater


Join us for a live discussion May 15 at the Quarry Amphitheater with novelist Yaa Gyasi and UC Santa Cruz Professor Emerita of Literature Karen Tei Yamashita, as we close the book on the 2022 Deep Read exploration of Transcendent Kingdom. We’ll discuss the conditions of cultural assimilation for immigrants to the United States, religious faith vs. scientific inquiry, and the experience of first-generation students in higher education.



Free parking for this event will be in the East Remote Lot 104. There will be free shuttles taking attendees from the parking lot to the venue.


3:30 – 4:00pm: Doors open. UCSC Music Lecturer Francis Akotuah will perform Ghanian drumming with an ensemble

4:00 – 5:00pm: Yaa Gyasi and Karen Tei Yamashita in conversion

5:00 – 5:30pm: Q&A with Yaa Gyasi

About The Deep Read

This event is part of The Humanities Institute’s Deep Read Program that invites curious minds to think deeply about literature, art, and the most pressing issues of our day. We read books from a wide range of genres, exploring their implications on our politics, inner lives, and communities.


May 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm