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Parresia author, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, interviews British-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Forna. Abubakar is the author of “The Whispering Trees” [2012].


British-Sierra Leonean writer, Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love and The Devil that Danced on the Water was in Lagos recently where Sunday Trust sat with her and she talked about her Commonwealth Writers Prize win, why she chose to write about the war in her country and why she left the BBC to be a full time writer.

You have been writing fiction and non-fiction for some time now. How did you discover writing?

Well, I actually discovered story-telling before I discovered writing. I was talking with Helon Habila the other day and it was the same for him, he actually told stories before he wrote them down. And that was the same for me. I always told stories before, at some…

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