ACS Major Olivia Ligman’s Review of “Transcendent Kingdom” Featured in Brittle Paper

Olivia Ligman, ACS major

African Cultural Studies major Olivia Ligman’s review of Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom is featured in Brittle Paper, the award-winning online literary magazine for readers of African Literature. African Cultural Studies faculty member Ainehi Edoro is founder and editor-in-chief.

Transcendent Kingdom is this year’s Go Big Read book. Brittle Paper invited members of the University community to share their thoughts about the book and Ligman’s was one of five showcased.

Gyasi will discuss her novel at this year’s Go Big Read keynote event November 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall. No tickets are required for this free in-person, live event, which will also be livestreamed at