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Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love

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Aminatta Forna's latest novel The Memory of Love  has a richly drawn cast of characters set in a country which we are to presume is Sierra Leone west Africa. In this video interview she talks about the themes of love, mental health issues in a country torn apart by war and the role of well intentioned aid workers
Video interview 5'19

Aminatta Forna's latest novel The Memory of Love  has a richly drawn cast of characters set in a country which we are to presume is Sierra Leone west Africa. In this video interview she talks about the themes of love, mental health issues in a country torn apart by war and the role of well intentioned aid workers

Video interview 5'19



 


Aminatta Forna

The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love takes us to a country we are to presume is Sierra Leone and introduces us to a rich cast of characters who each have to compromise to survive in one of the world's poorest countries.

Coming in from the UK, Adrian is a psychoanalyst wanting to address posttraumatic stress in the country. Elias Cole is dying but is prepared to talk to Adrian about his past life. And Kai, an orthopaedic surgeon and colleague can see that Adrian is well-intentioned but just how much good can he really do?

Aminatta Forna talks about the book and her take on the role of aid workers in a third world Aminatta Forna Smcountry.

 

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Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love