Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go

by Taiye Selasi
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Ghana Must Go 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
bonkey More than 1 year ago
A Master piece! Very well done Ms. Selasi. I'm a fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was beautifully written. As the book progresses, you become engulfed in the drama and trials of the family and see their growth over time. It is definitely a must read.
BlkGrlwithLibrary More than 1 year ago
I haven't read any other books by this writer but now I am a fan. The one she builds the story kept me turning pages. As well as the accurate descriptions of people and places. It's truly a unique voice and eccentric way to weave a story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ultimately we are all searching for the place we call home. Wanting so much to buy into what others define for us. Depending on your generation and culture it can be harder than it appears. Taiye Selasi deals with race as Americans view it, West African culture, loss as only Africans know it and a desire to move past our past. Amazingly touching and relatable to a person of any race but particularly to those of us who are made of more than one race. It touched me in so many way.
NSALegal More than 1 year ago
Rich, complex, distinct character development of a family in the wake of Kweku Sai's death. The characters are sympathetic through their flaws, and their reactions are plausible given how family history has affected them differently. Different, worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Ghana Must Go" is the poignant, indelible tale of an immigrant family, brought together by the promise of the American dream, torn apart by the nightmare of racism and betrayal by family, but ultimately reunited by the power of love and African tradition.  A stylistic tour-de-force, this novel enthralls and enchants.  Selasi's supple lyricism is informed by a fierce, unblinking intelligence that analyzes the fatal legacies of colonialism as deftly as it plumbs the recesses of the individual human heart.  In "Ghana Must Go" the political is personal, and the personal is political.  When you reach the final pages of this glorious celebration of the power of language, you pray the story will never end.  This is a book of substance to be savored by seaside vacationers and scholars alike.  In her underground classic essay "Bye Bye Babbar," the brainy and unearthly beautiful Ms. Selasi has already added a new term--"Afropolitan"--to contemporary discourse about the African Diaspora.  If this is the Age of Afropolitanism, "Ghana Must Go" is its founding testament.
LynnLD 10 months ago
A Circuitous Look! Taiye Selasi weaves an intricate web through the use of short, staccato sentences as she takes a circuitous look into the lives of the six Sai family members. The patriarch, Kweku, deserts the family in Boston and never explains that he has been fired as the chief surgeon. He became the scapegoat after he was unable to save the life of a member of a very powerful family. He leaves his wife, Fola, their son, twins and youngest daughter. The reader is allowed to dip into all of their lives and see how each suffers from his absence. Years later, he dies after hearing that Fola has moved to Ghana where he is living with his second wife. Their children travel to Ghana to attend his funeral and they bond as a unit. Selasi uses a unique method of storytelling and her wisdom leaves much to chew on.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry darlin",I tapped into MORE BY THIS AUTHOR and it looks like GHANA MUST GO is TAIYE SELASI'onlly book as of yet.It's been a little over a year since you posted your review so who knows,SELASI may have a work in progress as we're"SPEAKING"Good luck Doll. Be kind to one another. Granny B.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very confusing to get into this story. I'm having a struggle to keep going...maybe it will get better by page 150? YIKES...!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one star