Taiye Selasi


Taiye Selasi is an author and photographer. Born in London and raised in Boston, she holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford. In 2005 she published the seminal essay “Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)” offering an alternative vision of African identity for a transnational generation. In 2011 she made her fiction debut with “The Sex Lives of African Girls”, selected for Best American Short Stories 2012. In 2013 Selasi’s first novel, the New York Times bestseller Ghana Must Go (Penguin Press), was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. She is writing her second.