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Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday 56 #26

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it
Ghana Must Go
Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’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 is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love, from a debut novelist of extraordinary talent.

Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts the Sais’ circuitous journey to one another. In the wake of Kweku’s death, his children gather in Ghana at their enigmatic mother’s new home. The eldest son and his wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; the baby sister, now a young woman: each carries secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. 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 modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, Ghana Must Go teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 336 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: March 5th 2013 by Penguin Press HC, The
My 56:
Then Ghana and the smell of Ghana, a contradiction, a cracked clay pot: the smell of dryness, wetness, both, the damp of the earth and the dry of the dust. The airport. Bodies pushing, pulling, shouting, begging, touching, breathing. He'd forgotten the bodies. The proximity of bodies. In America the bodies were distant. The warmth of it. Pushing through the jostling throng, warm bodies clutching Fola's arm while Fola clutched the baby, leading his squadron to the taxi rank. "Your purse!" he called over his shoulder. "Be careful! This is Ghana."
"It is?"
But when he looked she was laughing. "My friend, I'm from Lagos. Never mind your small Ghana." She winked. "I'm okay. We're okay."
And then home.
What's your 56?


  1. I've been to Ghana twice because my mother was doing research there and I really recognize this F56! As soon as you land there's just so many people constantly buzzing around you! I'm definitely putting this one on my TBR pile, just to bring back memories! Great choice and thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. You're so lucky Juli, one of my biggest dreams is to go to Africa!

  2. What a different world, says the small town girl :3

    I wouldn't picked this up for myself but I like your 56, maybe I should add it to my TBR.

    Here's my BB and Friday 56 ;)

  3. Recently I have really been into books with settings around the world. Since I have never gotten to travel much, I read all the books that I can. I will have to add this to my TBR pile, thanks!

    My Friday 56

    1. If you ever need books set in different places give me a shout Tessa :) I read books set in all sorts of places.

  4. What a vivid description! I like the blurb, I might add this to my library wish list.

    1. I hope you like it Bea, the whole book is so beautifully written

  5. This isn't a book I would pick up on my own but I like the descriptiveness and the touch of humor on the 56. I'll have to look for this one. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It's one that I debated picking up myself, but I finally bit the bullet last week and grabbed it :)

  6. I love the descriptive writing! You almost feel like you're experiencing Ghana with them.

    Happy weekend!

  7. Lovely writing. I'll be checking this one out. I love the 56. Always finding books I might never have discovered!
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  8. I must read this one. I've seen or heard of the title. The Friday 56 sucked me in further. It's surprising the differences between countries. We say "don't intrude on my space." Over there bodies are often in close contact.

    1. Isn't it? I love seeing the differences in perception too.

  9. Me too :) It's a great feeling to find a book like this.


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