Ghana Must Go

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Ghana Must Go, the much-anticipated debut novel of writer, photographer and designer Taiye Selasi, is the subject of this instalment of Book Talk. Host Danny Scott is joined by Ali Bowden, head of Edinburgh City of Literature, and SBT's Writer Development Manager, Will Mackie. Together, they attempt to peer through the clouds of hype surrounding this cross-continental family saga focused on the Sais, a clan of Ghanaian and Nigerian descent that tries to build a new life in Boston.

Among the topics of discussion: does the book live up to the marketing frenzy? Does Selasi's lyrical and poetical style serve the story well? Is this a book to pop into your bag as you go on holiday, or should you shut yourself up with it for a few days?

Find out how our panel felt about these questions and more, then join the discussion in the comments below or by tweeting us your thoughts @scottishbktrust or leaving a message on our Facebook page.

BookTalk is produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions.

Filed In: Book Talk Tags: fiction, immigrant, Africa