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Friday, June 11, 2010

Aminatta Forna's The Devil That Danced On Water, A Daughter's Memoir

Written By: Nicole Parker-Jones—Journalist turned novelist Aminatta Forna saw her father for the last time on July 30, 1974; she was 10 years old. Her father, a prominent political figure, was convicted for allegedly attempting a coup to overturn the government and as a result executed.

In The Devil That Danced On Water, Aminatta searches for the truth about her father's execution in Sierra Leone. Part memoir, part history, the book is an unmatched look at Sierra Leonean politics told in a riveting story.

I am a big fan of Aminatta's work and also recommend her most recent book, The Memory Of Love, currently available in the UK.


Myne Whitman said...

I'm not a big fan of memoirs but I'm waiting for her Memory of Love over here.