Taiye Selasi who presents her debut novel Ghana Must Go at this week’s reading series, answers our five questions.
IFOA: You’ve said you wanted to be a writer since childhood. What was the subject of your very first story?
Selasi: I wish I could recall! Most likely some plucky little girl with magic powers and without a bedtime; I was obsessed as a child with magical powerful girls. (Still am.)
IFOA: What was the hardest part of writing Ghana Must Go?
Selasi: Finishing it.
IFOA: Whose writing career do you most admire?
Selasi: Arundathi Roy’s.
IFOA: If you could time travel, where and when would you go, and why?
Selasi: Lagos in the 70s or Harlem in the 20s: for the art, the music.
IFOA: Finish this sentence: The best part is…
Selasi will read at Authors at Harbourfront Centre on March 27.