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Taiye Selasi

Author of Ghana Must Go

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Works by Taiye Selasi

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The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 361 copies
Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (2017) — Contributor — 122 copies
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contributor — 113 copies
Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara (2014) — Contributor — 65 copies
Sex and Death: Stories (2016) — Contributor — 44 copies

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3.5 stars. There was some really beautiful prose in this book. The storyline focuses on a fractured family in the wake of the death of the father (not a spoiler, as this happens in the first 2 words of the book!). There is some intense and very disturbing violence.
 
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CarolHicksCase | 31 other reviews | Mar 12, 2023 |
Very very good: portraits of believable, flawed characters and their interactions with each other. Beautiful, descriptive writing. Everything perhaps wrapped up too neatly at the end, but at the same time, this is the sort of book where everything gets to wrap up neatly, with enough open-endedness to not make the ending feel cheap. Looking forward to reading more books by this author!
 
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leahsusan | 31 other reviews | Mar 26, 2022 |
Don't read anything about this book. Just read it.
 
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Venarain | 31 other reviews | Jan 10, 2022 |
This book had a lyrical beauty. And also too much of it.
 
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MuggleBorn930 | 31 other reviews | Jul 11, 2021 |

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