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The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love

Sierra Leone


An African city, where a dying man Elias Cole, reflects on a past obsession: Saffia, the woman he loved, and Julius, her charismatic, unpredictable husband.

Arriving in the wake of war Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist new to this foreign land, struggling with its secrets and the intensity of the heat, dust and dirt, until he finds friendship in Kai Mansaray, a young colleague at the hospital. All three lives will collide in a story about friendship, love, war, about understanding the indelible effects of the past and the nature of obsessive love.

Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna, OBE is a Scottish and Sierra Leonean writer. She is the winner of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best Book Award 2011

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