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Taiye Selasi

A Life of ReinventionGhana Must Go Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku's death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. In Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi charts the Sais' circuitous journey to one another as Kweku's children gather at their mother's new home. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love.

Born in London, Taiye Selasi was raised in Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale and a M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford. She made her literary debut in Granta with "The Sex Lives of African Girls," which the New York Times called a "standout piece of fiction."


Recorded On: Thursday, March 14, 2013

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