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Aminatta Forna - Author


Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland and raised in West Africa. Her first book, The Devil that Danced on the Water, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. Her novel Ancestor Stones was winner of the 2008 Hurston Wright Legacy Award, the Literaturpreis in Germany, was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and selected by the Washington Post as one of the most important books of 2006. In 2007 Vanity Fair named Aminatta as one of Africa's most promising new writers. Aminatta has also written for magazines and newspapers, radio and television, and presented television documentaries on Africa's history and art. Aminatta Forna lives in London with her husband.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Aminatta Forna

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
The Memory of Love
Aminatta Forna
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 10 March 2011. A heartbreaking story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. It has to be said that some books set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2011

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