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Aminatta Forna reads from her work

Date: 15 May 2013 Time: 05.30 pm

Venue: Cavendish Colloquium Room, Faraday Building 1st Floor

On 15th May, novelist Aminatta Forna will read her own work and be featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge. Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish heritage. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water, and two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love. She won the 2011 Commonwealth Writer's Prize for her story The Memory of Love. Zoe Norridge (King's College, London), author of Perceiving Pain in African Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), specialises in African literature in English and French, with a specific focus on conflict, pain, memory, testimony, empathy and human rights. The Writing for Liberty series has been made possible by the generous support of the Lancaster University Friends Fund.

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Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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