Taiye Selasi: I’m a multi-local Afropolitan (The Louisiana Channel)(Video)

Feb 6, 2014 • Articles, Books, Diaspora1 Comment

Taiye SelasiAward-winning writer and author of ‘Ghana Must Go’ Taiye Selasi, gives a frank interview about her her famous novel, ‘identity, immigration and what it means to be multi-local’.
She explains how she coined the famous term ‘Afropolitan -a name she used to classify herself. Being that she is British born to a Ghanaian father and a Nigerian mother and raised in the US, she wanted something that she could identify with.
In 2005, she wrote a widely disseminated essay ‘Bye-Bye Barbar’, which defines Afropolitan identity, sensibility and experience.

The Louisiana Channel is a weekly series dedicated to visual art, literature, architecture, design and music produced by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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  1. […] In this interview Taiye Selasi talks about identity, immigration and what it means to be multi-local, as well as about her debut novel ’Ghana Must Go’ on family relations, the different characters of the book, and the dream of finding something you are good at. Read more here. […]

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