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Ghana Must Go
Ghana Must Go | Taiye Selasi
A stunning novel, spanning generations and continents, Ghana Must Go by rising star Taiye Selasi is a tale of family drama and forgiveness, for fans of Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is the story of a family -- of the simple, devastating ways in which families tear themselves apart, and of the incredible lengths to which a family will go to put itself back together. It is the story of one family, the Sais, whose good life crumbles in an evening; a Ghanaian father, Kweku Sai, who becomes a highly respected surgeon in the US only to be disillusioned by a grotesque injustice; his Nigerian wife, Fola, the beautiful homemaker abandoned in his wake; their eldest son, Olu, determined to reconstruct the life his father should have had; their twins, seductive Taiwo and acclaimed artist Kehinde, both brilliant but scarred and flailing; their youngest, Sadie, jealously in love with her celebrity best friend. All of them sent reeling on their disparate paths into the world. Until, one day, tragedy spins the Sais in a new direction. This is the story of a family: torn apart by lies, reunited by grief. A family absolved, ultimately, by that bitter but most tenuous bond: familial love. Ghana Must Go interweaves the stories of the Sais in a rich and moving drama of separation and reunion, spanning generations and cultures from West Africa to New England, London, New York and back again. It is a debut novel of blazing originality and startling power by a writer of extraordinary gifts. 'Ghana Must Go is both a fast moving story of one family's fortunes and an ecstatic exploration of the inner lives of its members. With her perfectly-pitched prose and flawless technique, Selasi does more than merely renew our sense of the African novel: she renews our sense of the novel, period. An astonishing debut' Teju Cole, author of Open City Taiye Selasi was born in London and raised in Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford. "The Sex Lives of African Girls" (Granta, 2011), Selasi's fiction debut, appears in Best American Short Stories 2012. She lives in Rome.
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MsLeah8417
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I started my final read for June today

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violabrain
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I loved this book! I‘m surprised I haven‘t seen/heard about this book more. I loved the unconventional structure; it mirrored the narrative perfectly.

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TsahaiMakeda
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Loved this! Structure was a little quirky but was still able to go with the story.

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FreshMintTea
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Weaponxgirl
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Oops, went to the library to pick up one hold and may have borrowed a few more than I meant to. I might have also gone into a charity shop first and bought some book. Quite a few #ownvoices here suitable for #diverseathon. Very happy with this #bookhaul

Aquedita Atwood has been on my reading list forever. Determined to make it happen this year. Nice haul :) Enjoy #diverseathon! 3y
[DELETED] 3216391035 ❤❤❤The Fifth Season!! 3y
EvieBee Lovely! Can't wait to hear what you think about Ghana. 3y
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Weaponxgirl @EvieBee84 I've heard such good things about it! 3y
Weaponxgirl @Basia that was the one book I was meant to get today.... Just the one. 3y
Weaponxgirl @Aquedita I've only read some of her less popular books and loved those, I should really get on her big and popular books 3y
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Rheina23
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No sleep tonight thanks to this gem. I'm a sucker lately for family sagas. #ghanamustgo

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ThatPortharcourtBoy
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Just got this, about to tuck myself in with warm coffee 😊😊😊

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Hooked_on_books
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An excellent #bookhaul from the mothership aka Powell's. With my trade-in credit, this was just under $25 out of pocket. A great day! Five of these are Litsy recommendations, the rest spontaneous grabs.

DebinHawaii Awesome stack! ❤️❤️❤️Powell's 📚📚📚 3y
LeahBergen Ooo, The Girls! I think you stacked it from my post so that one might be my fault. 😬 3y
Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen Yup, looks that way! Thank you for helping enable my addiction. 😬 3y
Zelma Good choice with The Girls. I really enjoyed that one. 👍 3y
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Saidat
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Found this to be a vivid and imaginative story. Selasi's detailed writing draws you in and captivates. The story is nuanced and allows the reader to do some of the figuring out, which is satisfying. There are a lot of hidden gems and insights in this book.

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