A writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, born in London and raised in Boston, now living in Rome and Berlin, who has studied Latin and music, Taiye Selasi is herself a study in the modern meaning of identity. Her first novel Ghana Must Go (2013) is a tale of family drama and reconciliation, following six characters and spanning generations, continents, genders, and classes. Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, the work teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hid.
Co-Sponsored by the Public Humanities Program, Creative Writing, and ER&M at Yale