Taiye Selasi, author of the short story, The Sex Lives of African Girls, visits McNally Jackson with her debut novel Ghana Must Go, the story of a Ghanian-Nigerian family which moves across continents and generations. Its narrative hinges on a single incident, on a race-based injustice: a renowned surgeon, Kweku Sai, is fired when a white donor with an unsalvageable burst appendix dies on the operating table, and Kweku's humiliation forces him to flee. When he eventually returns, his wife and four children are gone, and this moment of mutual abandonment becomes the novel's central subject. Selasi will be joined in conversation by Sapphire, author of Push and The Kid."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 ColeTaiye 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.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:00pm
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