Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Abis Book Blog and Reviews : Ghana Must GoGhana must go was recommended based on my past purchasing history on Amazon. I do have a number of books from Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Adichie so I was excited to read a book similar in nature to their books. I read the reviews and a number of them indicated that the story was good but a bit complicated to follow. I would definitely agree with that assessment. I started this book a few weeks ago and it requires a bit of concentration to follow the details of the story. The authors writing and thought patterns are very deep, intricate and lovely in one sense. But they are also quite confusing and difficult to follow.

When I saw the title, I assumed this book would be about the travails of folks having to leave Nigeria after the infamous Ghana must go ordeal (Click here for more details), but it had nothing to do with that.

The book starts out with a family tree which proves useful as you read the book as there are so many names/characters to follow. You would have to refer back to this chart several times to remember who is who.

Here are a few details about major characters in the book

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