Taiye Selasi

Taiye Selasi is an American writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanian origin, she describes herself as a “local” of Accra, Berlin, New York and Rome. In 2005, Selasi published “Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)“, her seminal text on Afropolitans. Her novel, Ghana Must Go, was published by Penguin in 2013. Selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, the novel has been sold in 22 countries. Selasi graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA degree in American Studies from yale, and earned her MPhil in international relations from Nuffield College, Oxford. She is the author of the children’s book Anansi and the Golden Pot, published in 2022.

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