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Writer Aminatta Forna

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Writer Aminatta Forna

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Writer Aminatta Forna

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When she was 10 years old, her father, a doctor and advocate for democracy in Sierra Leone, was executed for treason. As an adult, Forna returned to Sierra Leone to investigate the circumstances surrounding her father's death. Her memoir is The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest. Forna is a broadcast journalist living in London.

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