Ghana Must Go

“Ghana Must Go,” by Taiye Selasi

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Setting much of the plot in Ghana Must Go—Taiye Selasi’s engaging first novel about two African immigrants and their children—in Boston was an clever choice: A hilly colony established by English immigrants fleeing religious restrictions, now teeming with people from all over the world who go to the universities, drive cabs, open restaurants (or serve in them), build grassroots organizations, and work, clean or are treated at the hospitals; buy the homes, pay the taxes and gripe about the T; and, in quiet moments, agonize about their fears and desires.