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Novelist Taiye Selasi, hailed as next big literary star, visits Baltimore
Novelist Taiye Selasi, hailed as next big literary star, visits Baltimore

Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world. Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting "Ghana Must Go" big-time. Penguin describes the family saga as "one of the most eagerly anticipated debut novels of the year." Because of her book's multicultural tapestry, Selasi has been compared to such literary It Girls as Zadie Smith and Jhumpa Lahiri. But her narrative voice — dense, layered and poetic — is decidedly her own. "Ghana Must Go" begins with the death of Kweku Sai, a...

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