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Aminatta Forna

UK flag (1964 - )

Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and now divides her time between London and Sierra Leone. Formerly an award winning journalist for BBC Television (1989-99), she is now a full-time writer.

Aminatta Forna recommends

Tales of the Metric System (2016)
Imraan Coovadia
"A journey though the familiar to somewhere completely new."

Home Fire (2017)
Kamila Shamsie
"Shamsie's simple, lucid prose plays in perfect harmony with the heartbeat of modern times. Home Fire deftly reveals all the ways in which the political is as personal as the personal is political. No novel could be as timely."

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