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Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in conversation with Elleke Boehmer

18 September 2017 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) will be in conversation with Elleke Boehmer in the first event of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series 2017-18 ‘Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation’.

In this conversation, award-winning novelist and memoirist Aminatta Forna and Elleke Boehmer will discuss the ways in which Forna’s work (which includes her novel The Memory of Love and memoir about Sierra Leone, The Devil That Danced on the Water) have portrayed situations of conflict and post-conflict, and how literature can offer new perspectives on commemoration, reconstruction and reconciliation.


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