Aminatta Forna wins Commonwealth writers’ prize

Aminatta Forna’s story of post-war Sierra Leone, The Memory of Love, has won this year’s Commonwealth writers’ prize.

The Memory of Love tells the story of a British psychologist who arrives in Freetown just after the end of the country’s civil war.

Forna, born in Glasgow, but raised in Sierra Leone, follows in the footsteps Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan and Andrea Levy, and will take home the £10,000 prize.

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