Writer Taiye Selasi reads from her acclaimed novel ‘Ghana Must Go’ from 2013.
Writer Taiye Selasi was born in London, England in 1979, and raised in Boston, USA. Her mother is a pediatrician from Nigeria and her father is a surgeon and poet from Ghana.
Selasi did a BA in American Studies from Yale and an MPhil in International Relations from Nuffield College, Oxford. She graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa.
Taiye Selasi has written one novel, ‘Ghana Must Go’ and two short stories, ‘Bye-Bye, Babar’ and ‘The Sex Lives of African Girls’. She lives in Rome, New York and New Delhi, and also works with photography and film.
In 2010 Penguin Press bought Selasi’s unfinished novel ‘Ghana Must Go’ which has now been sold in 16 countries. In 2012 Selasi launched “2030 Twelve,” a four-part documentary about African millennials in North, South, East, West Africa, and in 2013 she was selected as one of Granta’s 20 Best Young British Writers.
Edited by Kamilla Bruus.
Produced by Christian Lund, 2013.
Supported by Nordea-fonden.