Review by Ekene Oboko
Those of you following HopeRoad Publishing’s Facebook posts may have noticed that we have developed an adulterous obsession with a non-HopeRoad author – the delectable and ridiculous witty, Taiye Selasi.
You may be even more shocked to know that this post will be dedicated to Selasi because, here at HopeRoad we are not only passionate about our wonderful writers and their sublime stories, but our enthusiasm stretches also to novelists who attempt to capture an aspect of the black disaspora experience. This is what Selasi began to do in her 2005 essay, “Bye Bye Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)” which brought her an underground following. The issues of migration, home(lessness) and cultural interactions are again dealt with in her novel, which has been eagerly anticipated since the publication of her short story, “The Sex Lives of African Girls” in “Granta”’s 2011 summer issue. Read more