Taiye Selasi is the newest novelist on the Granta list, with her debut, Ghana Must Go, published only last month. I’m interested to read it, because there’s something about her story in the anthology. ‘Driver’ is narrated by Webster, an industrialist’s chauffeur whose job is to see nothing, even though he can’t help but look. There’s a subtle rhythm to Selasi’s prose, which I like; and she examines a number of tensions – between different cultures and individual outlooks, education and wealth, principles and desires. It’s a promising taster for Selasi’s work.
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