Ghana Must Go

Selasi, Taiye

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Ghana Must Go
"Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn 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"--Dust jacket flap.

Publisher: New York :, Penguin Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ♭2013
ISBN: 1594204497
Characteristics: x, 318 pages ;,24 cm


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May 02, 2014
  • lostintheshelves rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Taiye Selasi is a protégée of Toni Morrison, and her style shows it. Her story about one dysfunctional Nigerian-Ghanaian family traces two parents and four kids across three different continents, and uses some Morrisonian plot elements and a similar almost-stream-of-consciousness voice. There are a couple of first-novel problems, but overall it's terrific book, and if you've enjoyed Toni Morrison you will probably love it (as my entire book club did). If you find literary fiction hard to follow, it may not be to your taste. (There also is some sexual abuse of young teenagers.)

Apr 18, 2014
  • multcolib_darceem rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautifully written and heart-wrenching story about family relationships and regret. This book had me completely mesmerized!

Jun 29, 2013
  • KSerá rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Told from the point of view of most of the members of this family that has been fractured by the immigrant experience, this book reminded me of "Cutting for Stone". Not only is the father a doctor from Africa working in the US, but the loving but difficult family relationships resonate in the same way.

Mar 30, 2013
  • ssjhung rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

yes, interesting to read. Not as bad (NY Times, March 8, 2013), and not as good (The Economist, March 16, 2013).

Mar 11, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting book and topic but sometimes a little hard to follow.


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