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Taiye Selasi: "Ghana Must Go"

Critics say 32-year-old author Taiye Selasi is one of the most exciting new writers. Part Ghanian and part Nigerian, Selasi was raised in London and educated in the United States. This biography is reflected in her new book which spans the globe from Accra, Ghana, to London to New York. It's the story of a successful African immigrant family living in Boston. They seem to be fulfilling the American dream until the father, a surgeon, inexplicably leaves. This sets into motion an unraveling family that's repaired only by a reunion following their father’s untimely death. Taiye Selasi joins Diane to discuss her first novel, “Ghana Must Go."

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Excerpt from "Ghana Must Go" by Taiye Selasi. Copyright 2013 by Evan Taiye Selasi. Reprinted here by permission of Penguin Press HC. All rights reserved.

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