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*** Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Ghana Must Go┬áis a cleverly-built novel about a family from Ghana, at least on the father’s side, father whose death brings the children and their mother, long ago abandoned in the US after the father’s professional humiliation, back to Ghana for the funeral. It’s told in a series of flashbacks from each of the children and the mother, sometimes overdone but well observed, whether the author is reflecting on how children adopt stereotypical roles in a large family or how foreigners, too, can be pigeonholed as “natives of a War-Torn Nation” rather than individuals.

A little long in parts and a little confusing in the navigation of the family in others, but with plenty of perfect-toned observations.

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