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Ghana Must Go

Lu par : Adjoa Andoh
Durée : 12 h et 18 min
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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.

©2013 Taiye Selasi (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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  • M. Ryder
  • 28/05/2015

Wonderful Read

Enjoyed book. Narration was really good, and story was extremely intense. It definitely pulled at my heart strings! Must admit there were moments in the book when I got a little confused as to which time period we were in, yet it all came together and made sense by the end. Would certainly recommend other books from this author, as well as other audiobooks performed by this same narrator.

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  • Stefanie
  • 21/04/2015

Good read but left some things to be desired...

Overall I thought the actor's performance was great. She can sound "nasally" when speaking in an American accent but that wasn't too distracting. I liked the story overall but it lagged and stretch out in some parts that made it difficult to keep up with. Normally it takes me a week at the most to finish a good audiobook, this took me three weeks to finish as I found myself being easily distracted by Selasi's attempts at being overly poetic. In my opinion, this book is probably better read than listened to. The ending was beautiful and tied up a lot of loose ends found in the beginning. Overall, this is a book I'd recommend.

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  • Marva
  • 01/09/2014

Ghana Must GO!!!

If you could sum up Ghana Must Go in three words, what would they be?

I Love It!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

A toss between Kehinde...Olu. Their power, their genius.

Have you listened to any of Adjoa Andoh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Americana. There's no comparison because they were both great books. Person with an incredible voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Taiwo's transformation. Powerful.

Any additional comments?

This was a another great book read by Adjoa Andoh. It was a bit difficult to follow at the beginning, but as it continued, WOW, incredible. :)

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  • Mudiwa
  • 09/08/2013

Poetic - Bitter - Sweet - Beautiful

It took me awhile to get in sync with the writer’s style. Tisye writing is poetic, she draws you in but once you are in wow, you feel and see the characters. It truly is a story about family, love, disappointments, hurts, and healing. Tisye beautifully weaved a story so true to life, it left me with a bitter sweetness, but is that not life.

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  • Gary
  • 13/07/2020

The writing!

The story was interesting and though it had a few holes the writing shines! I love the way Taiye Selasi writes it like a term paper, meets screen play, meets music with such a clear understanding of each character's thoughts and feelings.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 02/07/2020

Phenomenal story!

I have always been a fan of Guy de Maupassant for his vivid descriptions and thought it would be impossible for anyone else to achieve his level of writing. I was proven wrong by this book. The characters and the scenes are so alive it is baffling. The story is phenomenal and the writing is so sharp, so clear, so .... I am purchasing a hard copy and hope I get the chance to read or listen to another book from her.

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  • 04/08/2019

A story of love and loss

A story of a family's journey as they navigate loss, abandonment, grief, death and love. A beautiful novel composed of both heart wrenching and light-hearted moments. I highly recommend!

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  • Eila
  • 09/05/2019

Takes a weird turn

Generally it was a really good book and I liked it, but toward the end it went in a really weird way and I wasn't a fan of the direction and that made it hard to keep listening. it resolved interestingly though.

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  • saif
  • 12/10/2017

Very slow start

A scattered start. Comes together in the 2nd half of the novel. But really, do I need a detailed description of vomit and bile?
The twins storyline is sick!

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  • Pat Romar
  • 20/07/2017

Difficult read, worth the effort

It took some time and reflection to really understand and appreciate the authors triumph. But once I understood I was truly moved.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 07/10/2019

Great storytelling, amazing empathy

it is inconceivable to me how this masterpiece of inward reflection could possibly be crafted so grippingly.
i was in tears for half of it.

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  • 05/11/2015

Familiengeschichte - Einwanderungsroman - Afrika

Welchen drei Worte würden für Sie Ghana Must Go treffend charakterisieren?

Sehr gut und gekonnt strukturiert, schöne Situationsschilderungen - gut geschrieben!leicht überzeichnete Figuren und übertriebene Situationen aber trotzdem hohe Identifikationsehr sehr authentischer Blick auf Ghana und die Hauptstadt Accra

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Den ersten Teil ich finde er ist besser erzählt und wunderbar strukturiert.Der zweite Teil hat mehr Handlung aber damit hat sie es m.E. etwas übertrieben. Ungewöhnliche Menschen mit einer ungewöhnlichen Geschichte.Ausgezeichnet fand ich die Szene mit dem japanischen Schwiegervater, der sich über die kommende Kultur Afrikas und den Niedergang Asiens auslässt. Eine echte Schlüsselszene

Haben Sie vorher schon ein Hörbuch mit Adjoa Andoh gehört? Wie würden Sie beide vergleichen?

Die Frau ist eine Perle. Sie lässt die Figuren lebendig werden, sie liest mit unterschiedlichen Stimmen und Dialekten, sie gibt Wärme und Musik des afrikanischen Englisch ganz authentisch wieder. Ebenso gut hat sie Alexander McCallSmiths' Mma Ramotswe interpretiert. Mit ganz viel Liebe zum Text und den Figuren.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Auf jeden Fall eine Empfehlung!