The novel Ghana Must Go is the debut novel from a Taiye Selasi. 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. The novel takes of from Accra to Lagos to London to New York and teaches us that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.
Kweku Sai is dead. The failed husband and renowned surgeon died suddenly outside his home in suburban Accra. Around the world the news spread with the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. This is a book about the power of unconditional love.
The novel takes us through time and place, his children gather in Ghane in their mothers house. The eldest son, the mysterious twins and the baby sister; all carrying a secret of their own. The story of how they came apart is revealed in their coming together: the broken hearts, the lies that have been told, and the crimes committed.
The unfortunate circumstances of the reunion is a new way forward and a new family emerge.