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    • Happiness

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide - Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. From this chance encounter, Aminatta Forna's unerring powers of observation show how in the midst of the rush of a great city lie numerous moments of connection. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Edward Hower on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Hired Man

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Mark Leadbetter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The new novel from the winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, The Hired Man, is a taut, powerful novel of a small town and its dark wartime secrets, unwittingly brought into the light by a family of outsiders. Aminatta Forna has established herself as one of our most perceptive and uncompromising chroniclers of war and the way it reverberates, sometimes imperceptibly, in the daily lives of those touched by it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising but it takes time to get there.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Memory of Love

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy contribution to modern African Literature

    • By Alison on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal, Ron Cook, Sirine Saba, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Memory of Love

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A poignant story about friendship, betrayal, obsession and second chances – this novel is an immensely powerful portrayal of human resilience. Sierra Leone: civil war has left an entire population with terrible secrets to keep. In the capital's hospital Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is plagued by demons. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a university professor who recalls the love that drove him to acts that are far from heroic. As past and present intersect, Kai and Elias are drawn unwittingly closer and into the path of one woman at the centre of their stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding narrator

    • By Abby on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $26.94

    • Ancestor Stones

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andohis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Abie returns home from England to West Africa to visit her family after years of civil war, and to reclaim the family plantation, Kholifa Estates, formerly owned by her grandfather. There to meet her are her aunts: Asana, Mariama, Hawa, and Serah, and so begins her gathering of the family and the country's history through the tales of her aunts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece, soon to be a Classic.

    • By Zu-Zu on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Devil That Danced on the Water

    • A Daughter's Quest
    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An intimate and moving portrait of a family combined with an account of the events which swept through Africa in the postindependence period. Aminatta Forna’s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood - of an idyll that became a nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, the bitterness of exile in Britain and the terrible consequences of her dissident father’s stand against tyranny.

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Haywards Heath (BBC National Short Story Award 2010)

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Memories of a lost love lead to a much anticipated reunion, but things do not turn out as expected. The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust.

    Regular price: $1.32

    • The Hired Man

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Mark Leadbetter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Beyond the boundaries of the town of Gost, Croatia, an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life: Laura and her teenage children have arrived. As Duro Kolak, a local handyman, helps with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.

    Regular price: $16.10

    • Ancestor Stones

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Abie follows the arc of a letter from London back to Africa to a coffee plantation that now could be hers if she wants it. Standing among the ruined groves she strains to hear the sound of the past, but the layers of years are too many. Thus begins the gathering of her family's history through the tales of her aunts - four women born to four different wives of a wealthy plantation owner, her grandfather.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, faithful story

    • By Rosalind on 10-08-16

    Regular price: $23.98

    • Happiness

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives together. Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma and to check up on the daughter of friends, his 'niece', Ama, who hasn't called home in a while. It soon emerges that she has been swept up in an immigration crackdown - and now her young son, Tano, is missing.

    Regular price: $24.00