Ghana Must Go

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Taiye Selasi

Narrated By: Adjoa Andoh

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: March 2013

Duration: 12 hours 20 minutes


Introducing a powerful new novelist whose evocation of an unforgettable African family is testament to the transformative power of unconditional love

Kwaku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside the home he shares in Ghana with his second wife. 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 follows the Sais’ journey, moving with great elegance through time and place to share the truths hidden and lies told; the crimes committed in the name of love. In the wake of Kwaku’s death, the family gathers in Ghana, at their mother, Fola’s, new home. The eldest son and his new wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; their baby sister, now a young woman—all come together for the first time in years, each carrying secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart.

But the horrible fragility of the world they have built soon becomes clear, and Kwaku’s leaving begets a series of betrayals that none of them could have imagined. 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 family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from and our obligations to one another. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from West Africa to New England to London, Ghana Must Go teaches that the stories we share with one another can build a new future.


  • Grace Maungu

    very boring start, too much use of figurative speech. I almost quit listening but then it picked up pace. The last few chapters were so capturing I couldn't put my phone down. It left me wanting more, a lot of questions are left unanswered. I love suspense. Great read:-)

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  • Lina N.

    As someone else said , a slow start ... but in the end I felt like I knew and loved all the characters.the story is an intense, clever, psychological picture painted of a Ghanaian/Nigerian family , living in America , and for in the last chapters visiting Ghana. It’s also a strong story about love and about the question what influences love. The relations of the single family members are outlined so carefully and beautifully ... I found it artful. Several times rather figurative/ poetic speech. The way Andoh Adjoa reads it is just fantastic, I had to show this to some friends because I was so fascinated by her voice.

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