Taiye Selasi was born in London. She holds a BA from Yale and an MPhil from Oxford. Her short fiction was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012 and she was named as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2013. Her debut novel, Ghana Must Go, was published in 2013.
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Fiction | Issue 161
Betwixt and Betwin
‘There has to be sameness if you are twins. If there isn’t it has to be invented.’
Taiye Selasi on trying to escape from twinhood.
Essays & Memoir | Issue 161
Taiye Selasi | My Writing Playlist
Taiye Selasi, one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, shares a playlist of songs to write to.
In Conversation | Issue 161
Taiye Selasi | Podcast
Taiye Selasi & Ellah Allfrey
Taiye Selasi talks about her mother’s garden, Rachmaninov and learning to speak Italian.
Essays & Memoir | Issue 123
Books I Read This Year
A selection of Granta contributors discuss the books they read in 2012.
In Conversation | Issue 123
Taiye Selasi | Interview
Yuka Igarashi & Taiye Selasi
‘I was rather surprised to discover that I’d painted such a devastating portrait.’
Fiction | Issue 115
The Sex Lives of African Girls
‘She has the most genuine intentions of any woman out there.’