Taiye Selasi x NEGASSI

Taiye Selasi writes about Berlin and wears negassi in the current issue of Harpers Bazaar.
Fotos by Yves Borgwardt, Styling by Veronika Heilbrunner.

See and read: http://www.harpersbazaar.de/read/zeitgeist/home-11765.html

Taiye Selasi (born 2 November 1979) is a writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin.

In 2005 The LIP Magazine published "Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)",Selasi's seminal text on Afropolitans. In 2006 Morrison gave Selasi a one-year deadline; she wrote "The Sex Lives of African Girls" to meet it. The story, published by UK literary magazine Granta in 2011, appears in Best American Short Stories 2012.

In 2010 Ann Godoff at Penguin Press bought Selasi's unfinished novel. Ghana Must Go was published in 2013 to much critical acclaim. Selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal and The Economist, it has been sold in 22 countries as of 2014.

In 2013 Selasi was selected as one of Granta′s 20 Best Young British Writers and in 2014 named to the Hay Festival's Africa list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers under the age of 40 "with the potential and talent to define trends in African literature."

See more at: http://www.taiyeselasi.com