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Further Resources

Penguin Readers Guide to Transcendent Kingdom:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/622478/transcendent-kingdom-by-yaa-gyasi/9781984899767/readers-guide/

Yaa Gyasi on her first novel, Homegoing:

On the opioid crisis:

Sarah DeWeerdt, ‘Tracing the US Opioid Crisis to its Roots’: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02686-2

On structural racism and attempts to overcome it:

Kilolo Kijakazi, K. Steven Brown, Donnie Charleston, and Charmaine Runes, ‘What Would it Take to Overcome the Damaging Effects of Structural Racism and Ensure a More Equitable Future?’ Brief by the Urban Institute, May 2019: https://next50.urban.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/2019.05.12_Next50%20structural%20racism_finalized%20%281%29.pdf

Understanding Racism in America:

https://www.ted.com/playlists/250/talks_to_help_you_understand_r

Further Reading Suggestions from Yaa Gyasi: