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Purchase Writer's Center Presents Aminatta Forna February 8

Date Released: 2/2/2011

A reading & conversation with Purchase Writers Center Senior Fellow Aminatta Forna about her new book "The Memory of Love" will take place February 8 in the Neuberger Museum Study at 5 PM. Free. Details.

Aminatta Forna is a novelist, broadcaster, and journalist.  She was raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and now divides her time betwen London and Sierra Leone.  She is author of the  novel, Ancestor Stones, and a memoir, The Devil That Danced on the Water. She has produced documentaries for the BBC, and written for the Sunday Times, The Observer, and Vogue among others.  A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Her latest book The Memory of Love shows modern Africa through the eyes of insiders and outsiders who struggle with the aftermath of a war waged against and among civilians.  It is a powerful story of loss, absolution, the indelible effects of the past, and, at the end of it all, the very nature of love.