orellfuessli.ch

Nur bis Sonntag: 25% auf (fast) alles ab einem Einkauf von Fr. 75.-*

Ghana Must Go

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.
Rezension
Nell Freudenberger, The New York Times Book Review :
"Selasi's ambition-to show her readers not "Africa" but one African family, authors of their own achievements and failures-is one that can be applauded no matter what accent you give the word."
The Wall Street Journal :
"Irresistible from the first line-'Kweku dies barefoot on a Sunday before sunrise, his slippers by the doorway to the bedroom like dogs'-this bright, rhapsodic debut stood out in the thriving field of fiction about the African diaspora."
The Economist:
" Ghana Must Go comes with a bagload of prepublication praise. For once, the brouhaha is well deserved. Ms. Selasi has an eye for the perfect detail: a baby's toenails 'like dewdrops', a woman sleeps 'like a cocoyam. A thing without senses... unplugged from the world.' As a writer she has a keen sense of the baggage of childhood pain and an unforgettable voice on the page. Miss out on Ghana Must Go and you will miss one of the best new novels of the season ."
The Wall Street Journal :
"Buoyant... a joy... Rapturous."
Entertainment Weekly:
"[Selasi] writes elegantly about the ways people grow apart - husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and kids."
Elle magazine:
"In Ghana Must Go , Selasi drives the six characters skillfully through past and present, unearthing old betrayals and unexplained grievances at a delicious pace. By the time the surviving five convene at a funeral in Ghana, we are invested in their reconciliation-which is both realistically shaky and dramatically satisfying... Narrative gold."
The Daily Beast:
"Selasi's prose... is a rewarding mix of soulful conjuring and intelligent introspection, and points to a bright future."
Booklist:
" Powerful... A finely crafted yarn that seamlessly weaves the past and present, Selasi's moving debut expertly limns the way the bonds of family endure even when they are tested and strained ."
Publishers Weekly (starred review):
" Gorgeous. Reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri but with even greater warmth and vibrancy, Selasi's novel, driven by her eloquent prose, tells the powerful story of a family discovering that what once held them together could make them whole again ."
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love :
"Taiye Selasi is a young writer of staggering gifts and extraordinary sensitivity. Ghana Must Go seems to contain the entire world, and I shall never forget it ."
Sapphire, author of The Kid and Push :
"Taiye Selasi is a totally new and near perfect voice that spans continents and social strata as effortlessly as the insertion of an ellipsis or a dash. With mesmerizing craftsmanship and massive imagination she takes the reader on an unforgettable journey across continents and most importantly deeply into the lives of the people whom she writes about. She de-'exoticizes' whole populations and demographics and brings them firmly into the readers view as complicated and complex human beings. Taiye Selasi's Ghana Must Go is a big novel, elemental, meditative, and mesmerizing; and when one adds the words 'first novel,' we speak about the beginning of an amazing career and a very promising life in letters."
Teju Cole, author of Open City :
" Ghana Must Go is both a fast moving story of one family's fortunes and an ecstatic exploration of the inner lives of its members. With her perfectly-pitched prose and flawless technique, Selasi does more than merely renew our sense of the African novel: she renews our sense of the novel, period. An astonishing debut ."
Portrait
Taiye Selasi ist Schriftstellerin und Fotografin. Sie erfand den Begriff 'Afropolitan'. 'Afropolitan' bezeichnet eine neue Generation von Weltbürgern mit afrikanischen Wurzeln. Toni Morrison, die Selasi während ihres Studiums in Oxfod kennenlernte, inspirierte sie zum Schreiben.
… weiterlesen

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 28.01.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-312497-9
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 213/141/22 mm
Gewicht 272
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 19.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
Versandfertig innert 1-2 Werktagen.
Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr. 30 i
Lieferung zur Abholung in Ihre Buchhandlung möglich – Verfügbarkeit prüfen

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 36856217
    Selasi, T: Ghana Must Go
    von Taiye Selasi
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 16.90
  • 29446782
    Open City
    von Teju Cole
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 14.90
  • 15053199
    Silver Bay
    von Jojo Moyes
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 16.90
  • 40420153
    Everything I Never Told You
    von Celeste Ng
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90
  • 7010462
    On Beauty
    von Zadie Smith
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 14.90
  • 43791063
    We Never Asked for Wings
    von Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 14.90
  • 70728844
    Turtles All the Way Down
    von John Green
    (2)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 23.90 bisher Fr. 29.90
  • 57822414
    The Seven Sisters 04. The Pearl Sister
    von Lucinda Riley
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 22.90 bisher Fr. 27.90
  • 70728937
    Turtles All the Way Down
    von John Green
    (2)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 24.90
  • 1975002
    The Remains of the Day. Was vom Tage übrigblieb, englische Ausgabe
    von Kazuo Ishiguro
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 12.90

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Ghana Must Go - Taiye Selasi

Ghana Must Go

von Taiye Selasi

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 19.90
+
=
The Chimes - Anna Smaill

The Chimes

von Anna Smaill

Buch (Taschenbuch)
Fr. 19.90
+
=

für

Fr. 39.80

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen

Verfügbarkeit in Ihrer Buchhandlung prüfen

Filialabholung: Ihre Vorteile
  1. Bereits Online prüfen, ob Ihr gewünschtes Buch in der Filiale vorrätig ist
  2. Bestellen Sie Online und lassen Sie Ihre Artikel zur Abholung in die Filiale vor Ort liefern
  3. Artikel, die zur Filialabholung bestellt wurden, können in der Filiale bezahlt werden.
  4. Falsches Buch bestellt? Retournieren Sie ihre gekauften Bücher kostenfrei in der Filiale