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Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 12.21.51 AMIt’s yet another edition of the “African Literature on Instagram” series, and we can’t wait to take you into the magical world of Taiye Selasi, the author of Ghana Must Go.

[Check out African Literature on Instagram Vol 1 and Vol 2]

Today, African literary figures are not satisfied with just being writers. They tend to be multi-faceted and multi-talented. Selasi is certainly at the forefront this new trend. You know her as a novelist, but she is also a script-writer, a photographer, a filmmaker, a reality TV judge, a model—the list goes on.

She lives on three continents, loves fashion and lives the life of a literary jet-setter. Book festivals, lectures, tours, and a high-profile fashion photo shoot now and again are just a few ways the Yale and Oxford gradate keeps herself busy.

These different aspects of her life are captured on her Instagram page, @taiye.selasi. Since she travels a lot, her Instagram is loaded with images of sights and scenery. But there are images of herself—portraits, selfies, and photo shoot.

She also captures a good bit of moments shared with family and friends.

All in all, Selasi’s page has a vibe of someone who truly loves life and and lives it to the fullest!

Here are some of the images we love.

Enjoy and TGI freaking F!

 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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