Ghana Must Go is the story of an immigrant family of Ghanaian and Nigerian descent headed by a successful doctor living the American Dream in Boston with his wife and four children. But when he leaves his family for another woman, the family splits apart. Sixteen years later estranged family members meet again in Accra, reunited by the patriarch’s funeral. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls it “gorgeous” and “driven by eloquent prose.” You can read more about it here and listen to an interview with the author here.
Debut novelist Taiye Selasi is a protégée of Toni Morrison and author of the story “The Sex Lives of African Girls,” which was included in The Best American Short Stories 2012. She has recently been included in Granta’s newest list of the Best Young British Novelists. Selasi, the child of Ghanaian and Nigerian parents, was born in London, raised in Massachusetts and now lives in Rome.
I have one paperback advance copy of Ghana Must Go to give away to a lucky winner.
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I’ll draw a winner at random on Friday morning, May 3. Thanks for entering!
Posted on 4/26/2013 by Christy Thomas, Librarian, Main Library.