Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Sunday 5th February 2023 - 23:03:44

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Fiction > Ghana Must Go review

« Sir Edmund Hillary - An Extraordinary Life reviewSir Edmund Hillary - An Extraordinary LifeThe Accidental Apprentice reviewThe Accidental Apprentice »

Score: 4.1/10  [2 reviews]
1 out of 5
ProdID: 4240 - Ghana Must Go
Written by Taiye Selasi

Ghana Must Go
Price:
$37.00
Available:
Yes

Ghana Must Go product reviews

Kwaku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kwaku's death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love, from a debut novelist of extraordinary talent.

Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts the Sais' circuitous journey to one another. In the wake of Kwaku's death, his children gather in Ghana at their enigmatic mother's new home. The eldest son and his wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; the baby sister, now a young woman: each carries secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. Splintered, alone, each navigates his pain, believing that what has been lost can never be recovered - until, in Ghana, a new way forward, a new family, begins to emerge.

Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, Ghana Must Go teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide



Tags:
africa   death   family   ghana   taiye selasi
Other listings you may be interested in:
Spirit Shinto : 3 : Dark ShintoSpirit Shinto : 3 : Dark Shinto
Rating: 7.8
DK : Eye Wonder : PlantDK : Eye Wonder : Plant
Rating: 9.5
Take 5Take 5
Rating: 9.5
Child of the ProphecyChild of the Prophecy
Rating: 7.3
Slide and Find : TrucksSlide and Find : Trucks
Rating: 10.0
How Not to Do Things - The Corporate Saboteur's GuidebookHow Not to Do Things - The Corporate Saboteur's Guidebook
Rating: 9.3
The Seven Realms #1 - The Demon KingThe Seven Realms #1 - The Demon King
Rating: 9.8
The Race for the Chinese ZodiacThe Race for the Chinese Zodiac
Rating: 9.3
Geek Dad - Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to ShareGeek Dad - Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
Rating: 9.8
Ella Diaries #2: Ballet Back FlipElla Diaries #2: Ballet Back Flip
Rating: 10.0
Geronimo Stilton Academy: Grammar PawbooksGeronimo Stilton Academy: Grammar Pawbooks
Rating: 9.9
Oh, So Many Kisses!Oh, So Many Kisses!
Rating: 10.0
Black Spiral #1 - Violet BlackBlack Spiral #1 - Violet Black
Rating: 8.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of kiwiblondie

Review by: kiwiblondie (Michelle)
Dated: 3rd of August, 2014

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 2.5/10
Value for Money:
Score 2 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 6 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 1 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 1 out of 10

This book looked like it could be interesting to read but unfortunately it was dead boring and I found that I couldn't read more than a few pages before putting it down and wondering why the hell I would want to read some more. At the time I had no other books to read so thought I would give it another go but found the same result.

The story was slow moving and just bored me to tears so I never actually finished reading it. I have it still with the thought of trying to read it one day but I find I have more books that I want to read waiting for me so maybe I should just give up on this book and move on. I don't often do this as I love reading and I will read just about anything.

I am really struggling to find something good to say about this book. I didn't expect it to be fast moving and flow easily but still found it to be a bit of a hard read. The parts I did read, the characters were well written and easy to relate to just a pity that the story was so hard to follow.

I really wouldn't recommend this book if you are wanting a good read but if you are wanting a slow moving and incredibly detailed description of every thing then this is the book for you.

Click here to read the profile of mizim

Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 19th of May, 2013

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 5.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 6 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 7 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 5 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 5 out of 10

I requested this book as I had looked it up online and it looked like an interesting read. Picked it up, settled down to read it and had quite a lot of difficulty getting into the book. Usually if I find a book this hard to get in to, taking me two days to read two chapters, I give up, but since I had gotten this to review I kept at it. Unfortunately it did feel more like a chore for the first half of it, but it did get to be an easier read later.

The bulk of the start of the book gives you past and present, leading up to Kwkeu Sai's death. After news reaches his ex-wife and his children they all gather to farewell him, and secrets etc are revealed.

The characters themselves are written wonderfully, and I'm sure I would have enjoyed it a lot more had the writing style been a lot different. This is a great book though in it's portrayal of a modern Africa, and everything that is described in this book is done really well.

This is a nice book at its core, but the writing style is not one that I found easy to get into reading.

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 5861: E Hoki Flash
Author: Ruth Paul and Ngaere Roberts

Product image for E Hoki FlashGo Home Flash Maori Edition
Flash is in trouble again! Life outside the fence just looks so much more
exciting . . . The adorable wee dog from the bestselling Bad Dog Flash is back in another adventure. Excursions beyond the yard are very enticing for a young puppy.
He just can't help himself!

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide