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Ghana must go

Author: Taiye Selasi
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary fiction. 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, Kwaku Sai, who becomes a highly respected surgeon in the US only to be disillusioned by a grotesque  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taiye Selasi
ISBN: 9780143124979 0143124978
OCLC Number: 873090237
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
Description: 318 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Taiye Selasi.

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Contemporary fiction. 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, Kwaku 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 beautiful college 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.

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Nell Freudenberger, The New York Times Book Review:"Selasi's ambition-to show her readers not "Africa" but one African family, authors of their own achievements and failures-is one that can be Read more...

 
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