In a Kenyan newspaper I follow a series named BY THE BOOK. Often young writers tell about books that have been important to them in their life. Now I came across an article in a British newspaper, asking a writer, a well known writer, about books in her life. In this article Taiye Selasi answers … Continue reading ‘I’m ashamed not to have read The Color Purple’
Teju Cole talks to Taiye Selasi
Two writers with roots in West Africa met to talk. They both stormed into the literary limelights when they published their debut novels. Here you will read their thoughts on Afropolitism, race, Africa, writing and some other subjects.
reading up in ghana
I read her brilliant and captivating book ‘Ghana Must Go’, written by Taiye Selasi. She has roots dug into the soil of Ghana. What has been the impact of her book on the Ghanaian literary scene?
At the forthcoming Ake festival there will be session on the art of writing fiction. They have managed to get some famous writers to give these classes (or facilitate these sessions). They are Helon Habila, Taiye Selasi and Nnedi. There is still the opportunity to participate.
i am not my hair
“A Hair. A hair. My kingdom for a hair.” This is the famous statement by the playwright William Hairspeare. The writer (I am waiting for her second novel) Taiye Sealsi writes about hair-issues and personal issues and identity. ‘A’ names have the day. Look at the daughters of the Dutch King. He has triple A. … Continue reading i am not my hair
stop pigeonholing african writers
Here is another article in the ongoing debate on the title ‘African Literature’ or ‘African writer’. The piece is written by Taiye Selasi who published her Ghana Must Go in 2013. Is she an African writer, does she write African Literature? Read here what she has to say about it.