The Commonwealth Writers' Prize

I saw this. Noted it and forgot about it. Then I was reminded by Afro Europe that last month the British writer of Sierra Leone descent, Aminatta Forna, was awarded the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for her novel “The Memory of Love,” set in the country of her father. It is worth celebrating. In the video,above, recorded in 2010, with the BBC’s Bola Mosuro, Forna talks about some of the characters and themes of the novel.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the founder and chief editor of Africa is a Country.

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