Ghana Must Go

  • by Taiye Selasi
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go, read by the actress Adjoa Andoh. This is the story of a family - of the simple, devastating ways in which families tear themselves apart, and of the incredible lengths to which a family will go to put itself back together.
It is the story of one family, the Sais, whose good life crumbles in an evening; a Ghanaian father, Kwaku Sai, who becomes a highly respected surgeon in the US only to be disillusioned by a grotesque injustice; his Nigerian wife, Fola, the beautiful homemaker abandoned in his wake; their eldest son, Olu, determined to reconstruct the life his father should have had; their twins, seductive Taiwo and acclaimed artist Kehinde, both brilliant but scarred and flailing; their youngest, Sadie, jealously in love with her beautiful college friend. All of them sent reeling on their disparate paths into the world. Until, one day, tragedy spins the Sais in a new direction.
This is the story of a family: torn apart by lies, reunited by grief. A family absolved, ultimately, by that bitter but most tenuous bond: familial love. Ghana Must Go interweaves the stories of the Sais in a rich and moving drama of separation and reunion, spanning generations and cultures from West Africa to New England, London, New York and back again. It is a debut novel of blazing originality and startling power by a writer of extraordinary gifts.

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Awesome debut

This audiobook is inspired, interesting and very gripping. Brilliantly narrated, like watching a 3D movie.
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- Evar

Didn't meet my expectations

When I read the synopsis of the book, I was very excited about it. That's what got me buying it in the first place (with actual money, rather than as part of my monthly credit , hence why it's even more disappointing) .
The book started really slow and tedious , going back and forth into the past and back to the present .
It's ok when being read as an actual book then you can always go back previous pages for reference , but harder when being listened to as an audio book as I did .
Perhaps it was because I had been so underwhelmed earlier, but when it did get better it didn't lift me as much as I would have liked . The synopsis made it sound so much more promising and exciting than it actually was .
The narrator had issues with accents too.
It was an OK book, I wouldn't read it again though.
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- Adrian & Andre's mum

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd