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This book is well written. It starts off slowly but once it picks up a few chapters it is quite captivating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Molobeng Serame
This is a captivating book that shows the breadth of Aminatta Forna's talent.
While dark and heartbreaking, the variety of characters and their closely entwined fates... Read more
Ms. Forna interweaves a horrific time in history of Sierra Leone with characters struggling through the deep long term effects on their lives. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer Dohrn
Found it hard to get into and sort out the characters, but I found it interesting.Published 9 months ago by Karina Manning
I learned a lot from this book. The description of the impact of colonization was powerful - the resilience of a people vs. the 'white man's burden' was well addressed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. Davis, Massachusetts
Aminatta Forna has woven a rich, complex narrative that spans the last 40 years of Sierra Leone's history. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Evans
Very long with some unnecessary story lines Where are the editors? If you are interested in this part of Africa, you would like that aspect of the book, but otherwise too much... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Constance C.
A peak at life in Sierra Leone pre and post war. My country still has a long way to go!Published 13 months ago by Jenny Sandy