GHANA MUST GO by Taiye Selasi -- In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are.
Moored in Paris, the novel and the Literary Apothecary offer an place to browse characters and to enjoy fine lines. Once out on the river, both the novel and the barge meander among semblances of love. Meandering on a river frustrated me at times because neither novel nor barge seemed to have a sense of purpose or destination -- and sometimes those who wander are indeed lost. The novel, and barge, does find a mooring, though, and so not all was lost.