Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sierra Leone tale 'Memory of Love' wins Aminatta Forna the Commonwealth Writers' Prize

"A POWERFUL portrayal of human resistance in war-torn Sierra Leone has taken out this year's Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Glasgow-born Aminatta Forna on Saturday won Best Book with her novel, Memory of Love, in the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize in Sydney.
According to judges, the book is an "immensely powerful portrayal of human resilience" which "delicately delves into the courageous lives of those haunted by the indelible effects of Sierra Leone's past".
The books highlights the courage of those who have experienced the worst of the embattled country."

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