A “buoyant” and “rapturous” debut novel (The Wall Street Journal) about the transformative power of unconditional love Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist ...
Author: Taiye Selasi
A “buoyant” and “rapturous” debut novel (The Wall Street Journal) about the transformative power of unconditional love Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, Kweku Sai dies suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of his death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts their circuitous journey to one another and, along the way, teaches us that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.
What was he going to do when he reached Ghana, should he go home before going to the airport? What was he going to tell his people? No! He must go to the
airport first and get his luggage if he was lucky. That was his final decision.
Author: Onyameneba France
This book is about things that people wonder about. It is about things that happen in our everyday life that are natural things that cannot be changed: The incompleteness that we feel inside and the strong desire to be fulfilled; Our powerful inner strengths, dealing with who you are and trying to get others to accept whom you are. Topics also include understanding what we feel and how we feel and expressing our emotions, the southern ways of life, and the frustrations of envy and jealousy from others when trying to succeed. Experience the ups and downs when life throws you a curve ball, and learn from every situation in life, so that when the same situation occurs again, you know how to deal with it.
Therefore, I shall conclude with a brief reading of Ghana Must Go and Open City.
Mobility as restlessness in Selasi's Ghana Must Go Taiye Selasi's novel title
alludes to the 1983 expulsion of Ghanaian refugees from Nigeria and introduces
Author: Carli Coetzee
Category: Social Science
This edited collection comprises an original and activist group of contributions on that much maligned figure, the Afropolitan. The contributors do not aim to define or fix the term anew; the reboot is, instead, the beginnings of an activist scholarly agenda in which ‘the Afropolitan’ is reimagined to include the stealthy figure crossing the Mediterranean by boat, and the Somali shopkeeper in a South African township. In their pieces included here, the authors insist on the need to ask questions about the inclusion of such globally mobile Africans in any theorisations of the transnational circuits we call Afropolitan. This collection, from some of the foremost voices on Afropolitanism, invigorates anew the debate, and reboots understandings of who the Afropolitan is, the many places he calls his origin, and the multiple places she comes to call home in the world. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of African Cultural Studies.
Ghana-Must-Go. F. I ive years after left the shores of Africa, I returned to Ghana
for summer vacation. Activists seldom go on vacation, as every vacation leads
you into another finding or experience of the many global injustices that abound ...
Author: Omóyelé Sówore
Publisher: ReadThis Books LLC
From the Publisher • The first collection of articles by Sówore, the persecuted, Nigerian- born, U.S.-based human rights activist and journalist, founder of Sahara Reporters – the popular citizen journalism website – and Prisoner of Conscience nominee at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States House of Representatives. He was a candidate for President of Nigeria in 2019, and is currently on trial there charged with treason for speaking truth to power. • Includes his first pieces on a wide range of topics: human rights, freedom of expression, Africa, African politics, corruption in African governments, Nigeria, Nigerian politics, corruption in Nigerian government, African diaspora, African-Americans and continental Africans, immigrant dating, war on terror, hatred of the other, mass poverty, immigrant life, philanthropy, alternative global reality, his experience living in America. • In an increasingly polarized and stratified world, strongman regime becoming the order of the day, racial, economic and social justice once more at the forefront of activism and social discourse, citizen journalism exposing societal ills and injustices, the wide ranging pieces in this collection address these issues and more. From the Back Cover I have always considered the legislation of human rights as an aberration. [. . .] Society becomes very dangerous when any nation develops a “patriotic class” inspired by “construction site ideology”. . . . [C]onsider the source of the history you read. . . . A special class of African elite continues to carry out the agenda of the West. – Omóyelé Sówore From the Introduction [Sówore’s] thoughts and writings transcend not only time, but national boundary, ethnic or political affiliation, race, gender, class, and religion – therein their timelessness and universality. His is not a life of thought and action limited to Nigerian or African matters. He is a humanitarian, courageous, a man of heart and mind, resolute in his commitment to humanity, its empowerment and betterment. Evident in his writings here collected […]. About the Editor Ségun Ògúntólá is a contributing writer to The African magazine. He is the author of the forthcoming novella, Bewitchment – a gripping story of witchcraft, mind-control, sexual exploitation, deception and betrayal, told in a unique and powerful voice, its emotional intensity riveting.
Author: Ugochi Chienyenwa OshaiPublish On: 2012-05-22
It was therefore no surprise when they got home from the exercise with their
mother and saw their father coming into the house with a big checkered bag
called 'Ghana must go.'They jumped on him and almost knocked him down in
Author: Ugochi Chienyenwa Oshai
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Ohamadike Onwuchekwa is a successful man and the managing director of an international engineering company. He lives happily with his wife and twin girls in cosmopolitan Lagos. His family is sheltered, sophisticated and upper crust. His wife has complete trust in him and believes that he has no skeletons in his cupboard. However, Ohamadike was not born rich and responsible. He was once a mischievous village boy with a knack for getting into trouble and wiggling his way out of it. His native intelligence and quick thinking had kept him one step away from trouble. Bumps of Life chronicles his path to adulthood woven in twists and hilarious intricacies. Ohamadikes father wants him and his twin brother to receive formal education and goes ahead to enroll them at the village school. On the first day in school, Ohamadike escapes severe punishment form his teacher by share wit but he devices a way to avoid going to school. His plans backfire when hes teacher and other children pay him an unexpected visit at home and find him playing truancy on top of a tree. He is publicly humiliated and that begins the transformational process for him. Ohamadikes favourite time is when he is out playing with his friends and peers in the village. He is the smallest among his peers but the object of Odinbus bulling tendencies. However what he lacked in statue, he made up in articulation and quick thinking. He was nick named the wind because he was light on his feet. His mouth was only at rest when he slept. Ohamadikes uncle, Chief Ifediegwu, is very affluent and lives in the city. He comes home to celebrate the coronation of his eight year old son as an Ozo a prestigious chieftaincy title despite the fact that his younger brother lives in poverty. Ohamadike makes friends with his cousin Obindiora, who later invites him to holiday at his home in the city. It would be Ohamdikes very first time of leaving the village. The life changing experience he is exposed to changes his mindset and he begins to aspire and dream of a more affluent life outside his village. Unfortunately, his dream seems truncated when his father dies after a protracted illness. Chief Ifediegwus house is burgled and he blames the incidence on Ohamadike and his brother. He throws them into jail but is forced to release them when the Onwuchekwa kindred pressurize him and threaten to ostracize him from the community. Chief Ifediegwu becomes angry and wants nothing to do with Ohamadike and his family anymore. Things take a downwards plunge when his twin brother is rusticated from school and leaves the village entirely. His mothers health deteriorates and he flunks his final examination. Angela his love interest betrays him. To drown his sorrow, broken heart and disappointments, Ohamadike resorts to a riotous life and decadent behavior. Odinbu, the village bully and Ohamadikes arch rival seems to progress. Unknown to the villages, he burgles Chief Ifediegwus house and leaves the village entirely. He believes that he has discovered his destiny as a successful criminal early enough and embraces it. In his base in Benin, he embarks on a series of robberies which sees his gang members killed and some incarcerated. Odinbu flees and returns to the village to hide and re-strategize. In a show of his ill gotten wealth, Odinbu throws a house warming party for the house he built for his mother. He gets into a brawl with Ohamadike and things begin to unravel. Ohamadike discovers who actually burgled his Uncles house and eventually reconciles with his Uncle who also has also gone through personal pains and financial loss. With the help of his friend, Ohamadike retraces his steps and comes to the understanding that he is the architect of his own destiny. With the assistance of Ohamadike, Odinbu is caught and punished for the crimes he committed. Ohamadike eventually wins a scholarship to s
Ghana. Must. Go. Rejection – Refusal – Rebuff So, asnewly engaged couples do,
we shared our excitementwith family, close friends, coworkers, and a few of our
church leaders. Formost, itwas news that brought elation and complete delight.
Author: Jude Addo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is not your ordinary love story. In the second chapter of Genesis, a marriage takes place between a man and a woman that pales in comparison to the hypnotism of modern-day romance. This union bears little semblance to the excessively romanticized 21st century courtship, engagement, and wedding. Their matrimony is solely driven by purpose, a concept typically foreign to the new age of passion-fuelled relationships. Youth speaker and Christian author, Jude Addo, draws upon life-changing experiences during his betrothal that unveil some hard truths about love, relationships, and life in general. This book speaks to the trials and triumphs that come with obeying the voice of God, whilst challenging the status quo on several religious and sociological matters. A man of refreshing candour, Addo, cleverly uses his engagement period as a thrilling backdrop to take the reader on a voyage of spiritual enlightenment.
10 THE BOY FROM GHANA The other day I was at a Ghanaian friend's place in
Ottawa. ... Ghana-must-go bags, widely used today by Nigerian politicians to
steal and store raw cash, have become the most intriguing legacy of that
Author: Pius Adesanmi
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Category: Literary Collections
In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Pius Adesanmi explores what Africa means to him as an African and as a citizen of the world. Examining the personal and the political, tradition and modernity, custom and culture, Adesanmi grapples with the complexity and contradictions of this vast continent, zooming in most closely on Nigeria, the country of his birth. The inspiration for the title of the collection, You're Not a Country, Africa, comes from a line of poetry: 'You are not a country Africa, you are a concept, fashioned in our minds, each to each'. The Africa fashioned in our minds - with our fears and our dreams - is the Africa that the reader will encounter in these essays. Through narratives and political and cultural reflections, Pius Adesanmi approaches the meaning of Africa from the perspective that you never actually define Africa: rather, it defines you in various contexts and for various people.
This is mainly so because for them somebody should bring money in the bag
called 'Ghana must go' for them to share before they could support the fellow.
Mostly on Presidential elections. ' The instruction is that when we want to choose
This book provides the first comprehensive survey and collection of Nigerian diaspora literature, offering readings of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila, Helen Oyeyemi, Taiye Selasi, Chika Unigwe, Chris ...
Author: Maximilian Feldner
Category: Literary Criticism
This book provides the first comprehensive survey and collection of Nigerian diaspora literature, offering readings of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila, Helen Oyeyemi, Taiye Selasi, Chika Unigwe, Chris Abani, and Ike Oguine. As members of the new African diaspora, their literature captures experiences of recent Nigerian migration to the United States and the United Kingdom. Examining representative novels, such as Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, Habila’s Waiting for an Angel, Abani’s GraceLand, and Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl, the book discusses these novels’ literary and narrative methods and provides detailed analyses of two of the most common themes: depictions of migratory experiences and representations of Nigeria. Placing the novels in their relevant historical, sociological, philosophical, and theoretical contexts, Narrating the New African Diaspora presents an insightful study of current anglophone Nigerian narrative literature.
... including of the fact that he was carrying my things packed in a brand new ' Ghana must go' bag that was tucked under his armpit. ... When we burst out on
the major road that would take us to Onitsha we had to wait awhile for our
Author: Ifedinma Dimbo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
To jump-start the dream of living a luxury, jet-set lifestyle, Nigerian university student Gift, in a business arrangement with her husband, leaves their two children to travel to Italy to become a prostitute. Her decision plunges Gift into a dramatic world of hard choices eventually leading her to Ireland to confront her past. She was Foolish? attempts to explore the depths of the contemporary get rich quick syndrome using themes of love, betrayal and triumph, presented in an accessible, moving, and uplifting way. Creates a cosmic vision not bound by nation or tongue, by the simple beauties of being human. The prose is euphonic as it combines human stories, manmade places, natural vistas, and multiple dialects. An elegant masterpiece. Dr. Joan Arbery Lecturer on Rhetoric Southern Methodist University
Etoma was overjoyed, if really he went to Tiko, he will no longer have to wake up
in the morning by 4am to search for water ... Etoma nodded in acceptance to his
mother's advice and picked up his Ghana must go bag and followed his uncle to
Author: Mesape Slim Ngaame
A go-getter, determined and driven, are the best expressions to describe Etoma a ten years old boy who outlines a dream for himself that turns out to be a nightmare. However in a coincidental twist he turns out hero. It brings out the conflict between determinations versus reality. Find out which prevail.
The God Child is a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural, and political constraints.
Author: Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
"A brave reinvention of the immigrant narrative . . . Cesaire's Notebook meets Duras' Lover. Unprecedented" --Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go A moving, mesmerizing, and astoundingly original debut novel by one of the most exciting literary voices to emerge in recent years. Maya is the only child of an expat Ghanaian couple based in Germany, where as the sole African girl in her school, the pressure is on her to succeed. While her father is taciturn and reserved, her mother-heir to a crumbling dynasty in Ghana-is glamorous and charismatic. Maya is both in awe of and intimidated by her overbearing beauty and her ability to command a room, especially with tales of the family's former glory that seem so far removed from Maya's reality. But when Maya's mother adopts her god child, Kojo, his mission to heal their story begins to bring to Maya the sense of possibility and purpose she has longed for. The God Child is a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural, and political constraints. With a bracing combination of power and vulnerability, Ayim's debut is about how families, and nations, overcome the limitations of the past through the cycles of generations.
1979 Taiye Selasi was born in London to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents. She
holds a BA from Yale and an MPhil from Oxford. ... Her first novel, Ghana Must Go
, was published in March 2013. An avid traveller and documentary photographer,
Author: John Freeman
Category: Literary Collections
Barker, Barnes, Hollinghurst, Ishiguro, Mitchell, Rushdie, Smith, Tremain, Winterson . . . Long before they were household names, they were Granta Best of Young British Novelists. With each Young Novelist list - in 1983, 1993, and 2003 - came new ways of witnessing the world, introductions to unforgettable characters and mysterious and addictive voices. In 2013, thirty years after the first collection, the magazine asked once again: which writers are setting the bar for a new decade in British literature?
He gently tied his “Ghana must go (four corner sack which was mainly used by
the Ghanaians in the early 80's) bag in the carrier. He watched to ascertain no-
body was in sight knowing his exit route; he pedaled like he never did, passing
Author: Emeni Tony Ned
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
A distress community in a bid to find lasting solution to its territorial problem traced it to the Criminal Divisional Jackboot officer whom after his transfer to the town crime rate suddenly increased. The people severally appealed to the commissioner of Jackboot and the state government did not get any feedback decided to lean on faith for survival but faith was a compromising factor when arm robbery cases were recorded until a final showdown that almost rocked the whole community. Armed men in broad daylight invaded the only bank, in the community and successfully made away with large sum of money. The Jackboot was alerted but delayed its response, with a cover story of not having ammunition. The provoked youths of the town burnt down the Jackboot station. Consequently the government intervened by sending Jackboot officers to Massacre the citizens in cold blood thereby turning the town to a deserted zone.
When the Ogregbe people saw the influx of warriors coming; they knew the
impact it was going to have in their land was going to be enormous if ... In the
State Government House the governor parted with some cash in a Ghana must go bag.
Author: Ned Tony Emeni
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
It is a new dawn for the C-in-C, whose ascension to power is the result of the assassination of the reformist military head of state, General Mutallah Mohammed, who once promised to transfer power to a democratic government and failed. As a handful of military leaders meet in a private guest house, it soon becomes evident there are cracks in the military foundation and that a palace coup is boiling just beneath the surface. The leaders know they must choose who will be the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. But the question remains-who? As soon as General Obasanjo becomes the new president, the nation is plunged into chaos. As a revolution brings masses to the streets who destroy and paralyze all government institutions, Obas realizes he must terminate the ruthlessness of the mafia by appointing the no-nonsense, second-in-command military ruler, Brigadier 'Taju Agbon, to power. But all of Obas's efforts are in vain as more intolerants emerge, the upper class is attacked, and corrupt politicians are robbed of their wealth and properties. In this action-packed tale full of surprising twists and turns, the reign of the last dictator precariously hangs in the balance as he attempts to rule over a nation in jeopardy.
He had thought the big sacks popularly known as “Ghana-Must-Go” piled on top
of the other in a room contained rolls of placards meant for the forth-coming
election. To his surprise, he later discovered that wads of Wazobian wazo of the ...
Author: Adewole O. Adedokun
Publisher: Author House
According the author, this work was inspired by a comment credited to Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nigerian foremost playwright, poet, novelist, and Nobel laureate, describing the present generation of Nigeria as A WASTED GENERATION, and the activism of the Nigerian foremost and indefatigable human rights crusader, Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi. The novel is an expose of corruption in every segment of African society. It exposes the political, religious, educational, economical and moral decay and decadence in Africa. It satirizes the leadership mistrust and dissappointment.
The thought of being on such a flight where passengers were allowed to carry
their jute bags or Ghana-must-go as it is popularly called right beside their seats
on the gang walk made him Shudder. He went out to the curb and flagged down
Author: Mudi Nelson Akpocha
Robben Aggrey worked as a systems analyst with a freight handling company in Abuja, While Vanessa Badare-Coker was a Dentist with the National Hospital. When Robben and Vanessa accidentally bump into each other while trying to rescue an accident victim, little did they realize that their lives had become inexorably intertwined in an intricate plot that involved the assassination of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by militants of the Niger Delta. With time ticking fast, will they be able to save themselves; the President and still be able to avert the catastrophe that lay before the Nation?
... on Colson Whitehead, one could also consider among this group Teju Cole's
Open City (2011), Junot Díaz's This Is How You Lose Her (2012) and Taiye
Selasi's Ghana Must Go (2013), along with the work of Jhumpa Lahiri and Zadie
Author: Len Platt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Postmodernism Literature and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while later segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and postracial futures. With essays on a wide range of contemporary writers, including Bernadine Evaristo, Alasdair Gray, Jhumpa Lahiri, Andrea Levy, and Don DeLillo, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.
The Ultimate 6x9 100 Page Journal For: People Who Love This Country People Who Love Traveling The World Tourist Gifts Country Pride Journal Souvenirs Sightseeing Gifts Souvenir Gifts Travel Journals Sightseer Gifts Travel Gifts Birthday ...
Author: Misty Fisher
Publisher: Independently Published
The Ultimate 6x9 100 Page Journal For: People Who Love This Country People Who Love Traveling The World Tourist Gifts Country Pride Journal Souvenirs Sightseeing Gifts Souvenir Gifts Travel Journals Sightseer Gifts Travel Gifts Birthday Gifts Holiday Gifts Country Love Home Journals Wanderlust
Epiphany: that offer was just for show, so the world would know she tried to come
but I refused. I have been ... Yet she sends me a stupid text message asking me
when she should come see me? ... That is why Nigerians said Ghana must go !