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    Read & download Ghana Must Go (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi Real talk the first third or so of the book is a damn mess slow not fully realized kind of irritating because it could be better with editing perhaps or care BUT The last 23 of the book is outstanding and electric If you are an immigrant or child of immigrants you will feel like this book knows you down to your bones And

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    Taiye Selasi Á 8 Free download (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi Very impressive debut novel about a NigerianGhanaian family who are fragmented when Kweku the father is wrongly dismissed from his post as a surgeon in a Massachusetts hospital Too ashamed to admit his predicament to his family he abandons them and moves back to his native land His loyal Nigerian wife Fola and their four children

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    Read & download Ghana Must Go Taiye Selasi Á 8 Free download (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi “Then Ghana and the smell of Ghana a contradiction a cracked clay pot the smell of dryness wetness both the damp earth and dry of dust The airport Bodies pushing pulling shouting begging touching breathing He’d forgotten the bodies The proximity of bodies In America the bodies were distant The warmth of itGhanaian do

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    Read & download Ghana Must Go (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi Philip Hensher encapsulated it in his Spectator review of the Granta Best Young British Novelists of whom Selasi is one bog standard products of the American creative writing machine present tense narratives introducing western readers to exotic places with a surface conventional lyricism and a glossary explaining how to pronounce

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    (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi About 10 years ago I spent 3 4 months teaching English in a tiny Ghanaian village electricity only in two or three houses no running water in the heart of the Ashanti region I realize that a this does not make me an expert on Ghana and b is not a particularly uniue experience; however it does mean that I have a very soft s

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    (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi Download Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Taiye Selasi Read & download Ghana Must Go Much as I resisted it to start with I ended up loving this beautiful novel about a complex African American family full of secrets estrangements and shifting alliances Despite their disparate settings the storyline reminded me most of Maggie O’Farrell’s Instructions for a HeatwaveWith its wise commentary on r

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    (PDF KINDLE) Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi guys I literally like actually physically inexplicably had to stop myself from taking a bite of this book My desire to devour it to internalize it and at the same time to curl up in it and be surrounded by it was that strong So Kweku the father of four brilliant surgeon loving husband and then none of those things abandoning the roles without actually leaving them behind in his heart Sixteen years after he left Boston and his fam

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    Download Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Taiye Selasi Taiye Selasi Á 8 Free download Read & download Ghana Must Go It's not you Taiye it's meI don't know why I feel like none of the characters have enough of a personality to seem human despite being well stocked with anguished personal histories and appropriate mixes of generic and uniue traits except Olu's Asian American wife Ling who seems particularly ill served Her politely racis

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  • Hardcover
  • 350
  • Ghana Must Go
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Italian
  • 01 June 2020
  • 9788806208028

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Taiye Selasi Á 8 Free download Download Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Taiye Selasi Read & download Ghana Must Go Kweku Sai è morto all'alba davanti al mare della sua casa in Ghana uella casa l'aveva disegnata lui stesso su un tovagliolino di carta tanti anni prima un rapido schizzo poco più che un appunto come uando si annota un sogno prima che svanisca Il suo sogno era avere accanto a sé ognuno in una stanza i uattro figli e la moglie Fola Una casa che fosse contenuta in una casa più grande il Ghana da cui era fuggito giovanissimo e che a sua volta contenesse una casa più piccola la sua famigliaMa uella mattina Kweku è lontano dai suoi figli e da Fola Tra loro adesso ci sono «chilometri oceani fusi orari e altri tipi di distanze più difficili da coprire come il cuore spez. So what d you reckon did you fall for the hype on this oneWell yes to a certain extent I mean with over 100000 new books being published each year in the UK alone there s no way to escape the danger of being led down the marketing path really is there I mean I read some reviews but they ve all been blinded too by the celebrity endorsements from Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie and they can hardly fail to be impressed by the appeal of a strikingly good looking young woman author it makes for an attractive opener on the front page of the review section doesn t it So yes once I d seen that amazing portrait of her on the front page of the literature supplement in Die Zeit wearing a purple uilted coat that on anyone else would have reminded me of a dressing gown and then read about her yes she got lodged in my mind as worth looking out forYou re just influenced by her appearance How shallowI don t think I m entirely guiltless there but it s the recognizability of the image than the mere fact that she s a looker Because having seen her on the cover of Die Zeit I then recognized her as the very same when she appeared in the latest Granta 123 The Best of Young British Novelists 4 Actually I probably only did recognize her again because she was wearing the same uilted coat for the Granta photo shootAha the coat it was what done itYeah and the gloves did you see those bad ass gloves So I remembered her But I did test out the water before I went for the novel I read her piece Driver in Granta and thought it was terrific I loved it It starts I am the full time driver here I am not going to kill my employers I have read that drivers do that now I will just make a few observations I mean wow How could anyone resist that That short story plays around with preconceptions and clich s and identity and roles and facadesSo you fooled yourself into thinking that you d made up your own mind based on your reading of a short story Without being manipulatedProbably yes Self deception is an under valued art Anyway guess what happened thenWhatYou d never guess this my sister in law gave me Ghana Must Go for my birthdayWell why wouldn t she She knows you like readingYes yes yes but she s been remarkably inept at selecting thus far either something I didn t want Jodi Picoult I ask you or something spot on because I d already read it Even this time round it wasn t uite the thing she gave it to me in German originally I got it changed I mean for goodness sake why would I want to read a translation of a book that was written in my own language PfffIt can t be easy choosing a book for someone as picky as youTrue enough You have to admire her determinationSo to get back to this novel what do you think does it stand up to the hypeIt can t really can it It never could I mean she s been lauded to the skies so expectations are far too high And it didn t wow me the way that her short story did So my reactions are probably a bit skewed But there is one major problem with it I mean please don t get me wrong it s good it s probably great but there s something that doesn t sit right with me You see basically it s the story of a family And the way I read it this family is representative I mean it s very clearly flagged that Kweku has no business dying of a heart attack not at his age not with his healthy lifestyle not as a doctor who surely must have read the signs and got help uickly He s dying of a broken heart not a medical condition His heart has been broken by all the leavings he s done So he stands for the cracked hollowness of a misplaced displaced dislocated existence And this pain plays through to the next generation his four children each of them disturbed damaged in painSounds bleakIt is Oceans of tears But that s not my problem You see apart from Kweku s wife Fola who remains very shadowy these characters are lovingly painted so much so that I began to connect with them as real peopleWell isn t that what novels do Isn t that what you want that emotional connection that empathyPerhaps yes But not when the psychology doesn t add upBut you said you read it as a novel of ideas that these are representative figures not real people with a personal idiosyncratic psychology So surely it shouldn t matter if their motivation sits oddly sometimesYes there s the rub D you think it s possible to do both at the same time I mean she works hard to make sure that we don t relax into this novel and let it all wash over us like a warm bath the action jumps around a lot in time and place you re asked to stay on your toes ready to switch and leap and dance at least at the beginning until the family finally come together for the funeral A cerebral pleasure rather than an emotional one Which is fine But it s a novel You live with these characters for a week or so they get under your skin But as a real life family it s all a bit much too even a share out of problems one major one each you know Artificial Can it be artificial and real at the same timeAs I said you re too pickyYeah but you have to admire my determination

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Taiye Selasi Á 8 Free download Download Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Taiye Selasi Read & download Ghana Must Go FolaMa le cose che sembrano più fragili come i sogni come certe famiglie a volte sono uelle che si rivelano più resistenti uelle che si scoprono più forti della Storia delle sue guerre delle sue ingiustizie e del TempoL'esordio di Taiye Selasi è un romanzo su una famiglia contemporanea un affresco potente e vertiginoso del mondo globalizzato non a caso è stata proprio lei a coniare il termine subito entrato nel linguaggio comune di «afropolitan» per descrivere uei figli dell'immigrazione degli anni Sessanta e Settanta brillanti privi di complessi d'inferiorità lontani da ogni stereotipo «etnico» ma anche un'elegia delicata intima sulla perdita e sulla bellezz. Much as I resisted it to start with I ended up loving this beautiful novel about a complex African American family full of secrets estrangements and shifting alliances Despite their disparate settings the storyline reminded me most of Maggie O Farrell s Instructions for a HeatwaveWith its wise commentary on race and class in America it also brought to mind one of my absolute favorites On Beauty by Zadie Smith whom I think Selasi is destined to join in the top rank of contemporary authors I particularly loved this aside on what it means to be black authentic blacknessas far as Sadie s concerned confuses identity and musical preference So now back to explain why I struggled through the first 60 or so pages thinking I was aiming at a two star review The writing takes some getting used to Here s an example of Selasi s short and often incomplete sentences An hour outside of the city the oceanUnannounced unambitiousJust suddenly there Along with that somewhat clipped phrasing you ll also have to become accustomed to some repetition and cyclical chronology it takes about 70 pages for a central character to die despite the fact that the very first sentence announces the death The event is also mythologized in a way that highly irritated me to start with Who does she think she is Salman Rushdie I kept grumbling to myself especially after a few minor hints of magic realism heartbreak described literally the mother sensing which one of her children is in trouble based on which uadrant of her belly twinges The persistent wordplay including rogue capitalization and hyphenation also felt a bit too clever I kept thinking that although impressive the book was overwrittenHere s the thing though Selasi is so talented she completely gets away with all of it She has the confidence to expand the few days between a death and a funeral into a decades long family saga rife with betrayal and shame She brazenly reverses a saying through sections headed Gone Going Go She keeps piling on the big shockers a secret marriage a murder eating disorders wrongful dismissal from work affairs divorce and incestsexual abuse without once resorting to melodrama She even has the audacity to continue presenting characters behavior through the viewfinder of an imaginary cameraman now that I loved And she immerses you completely in her settings whether the backseat of a New York taxi the dusty streets of Ghana and Nigeria or a dorm bathroomAlthough I probably prefer Zadie Smith s writing on balance I ll be eager to see what Selasi comes out with next

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Taiye Selasi Á 8 Free download Download Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Taiye Selasi Read & download Ghana Must Go Zato la rabbia il dolore calcificato e domande che per troppo tempo nessuno ha fatto» Perché il chirurgo più geniale di Boston il ragazzo prodigio che da un villaggio africano era riuscito a scalare le più importanti università statunitensi il padre premuroso e venerato il marito fedele e innamorato oggi muore lontano dalla sua famiglia Lontano da Olu il figlio maggiore che ha seguito le orme del padre per vivere la vita che il genitore avrebbe dovuto vivere Lontano dai gemelli Taiwo e Kehinde la cui miracolosa bellezza non riesce a nascondere le loro ferite Lontano da Sadie dalla sua inuietudine dal suo sentimento di costante inadeguatezza E lontano da Fola la sua. Philip Hensher encapsulated it in his Spectator review of the Granta Best Young British Novelists of whom Selasi is one bog standard products of the American creative writing machine present tense narratives introducing western readers to exotic places with a surface conventional lyricism and a glossary explaining how to pronounce LagosThose who don t share this jaded cynical sense of a generic litfic creative writing course MFA style may take kindly to Ghana Must Go a family saga that mixes Jonathan Franzen Zadie Smith s On Beauty and a bit Africa for good measure I m not saying that there aren t some lovely metaphors and descriptions here bits of alliterative wordplay I liked moments that pull at the heart occasionally with personal resonance but it was easy to forget them when wading through paragraphs of that standard over serious poetic stuff I found most of the scenes in West Africa interesting anything which provided a sense of a culture I don t know well but chiefly this is an American book another moderately fucked up upscale intellectual family over a few decades One of today s favoured templates just as Austen s three or four families in a country village once wasIt s possible to imagine being uite impressed with this book in a different context she was the best writer in our year but set alongside the amount of hype it s received nope I think the hype simply shows how much attention you can get for your okay first novel if you went to Harvard AND Oxford AND have the right media friendly personality and opinions AND have already worked in the industry Looking like a supermodel rarely does any harm either The publishers could have done with editing and to encourage rewriting To some surely they would have said this is promising but come back to us with your next novel instead I don t reuire fast paced books but in the first 200 pages Ghana Must Go actually became repetitive and tedious Moments of Kweku s the father s death are slowed down like time lapse photography and supplied every few pages between flashbacks to various parts of his past life and his family s then in Part II the same happens with the moments people find out he has died Described this way I like the approach but as it is in the book it doesn t work very well it s too drawn out and even sometimes disorganised It s a structure perhaps better suited to film Selasi has also worked in TV and screenwriting The characters as they each first appear have believable essences that make them seem somehow real than the book Kweku being the best drawn But as the story wears on there are a lot of details and responses that don t fit together psychologically that feel like the work of a writer who s either very young and sheltered or isn t a briliant observer of a really wide range of people and also doesn t know much psychology in depth just taking bits and pieces from the media Many of the best writers including those from hundreds of years before anything specifically about psychology was written down can transmit a sense of three dimensional people who possess attachment styles and schemas of relating and reacting based on their experiences show clearly how these were formed in their early lives and how they were affected later Selasi s characters aren t entirely without psychological depth it s that there are collage like instances of that happened to them therefore they do this but often without setting it in the wider context of the person s earlier experiences and therefore certain things just do not compute And as this is not a great novel and also a first novel from someone with what appears to be a very privileged background this might be a cheap shot the inclusion of a particular serious issue that s uite common in recent fiction films etc seems somewhat exploitative view spoilerBy which I mean the abusive uncle and the forced incest There s such an awful lot of this sort of thing in fiction currently that it does start to seem tacky and exploitative unless the writer honestly needs to include it for personal reasons Or unless it s the sort of pulp in which you don t expect any better However we shouldn t expect authors to make personal disclosures about traumatic experiences unless they want to anyway hide spoiler