Search Results: "Aminatta Forna"


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ANCESTOR STONES by Aminatta Forna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Gorgeous and dreamlike."
A British writer casts back nostalgically to the stories of her West African female ancestors to evoke lyrically the lost village traditions of her family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A searing indictment of African tyranny mingled with bittersweet childhood memories."
London-based broadcaster Forna somberly chronicles her search for the truth about her father's 1974 arrest and subsequent hanging in Sierra Leone. Read full book review >

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THE HIRED MAN by Aminatta Forna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A low-key but sophisticated portrait of history—and evil—at a local level."
English tourists visiting a small Croatian village unwittingly stir up memories of the past, a legacy of horror which still holds the locals in its thrall, in a persuasive tale of silent secrets. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY OF LOVE by Aminatta Forna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Tragedy and its aftermath are affectingly, memorably evoked in this multistranded narrative from a significant talent."
In a soft-spoken story of brutality and endurance set in postwar Sierra Leone, three lonely men are connected by love and a legacy of terror. Read full book review >