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The Memory of Love - Aminatta Forna
The Memory of Love
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Freetown, Sierra Leone: a devastating civil war has left an entire populace with terrible secrets to keep. In the capital's hospital Kai, a gifted young surgeon is plagued by demons that are beginning to threaten his livelihood. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a university professor... show more
Freetown, Sierra Leone: a devastating civil war has left an entire populace with terrible secrets to keep. In the capital's hospital Kai, a gifted young surgeon is plagued by demons that are beginning to threaten his livelihood. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a university professor who recalls the love that obsessed him.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781408809655 (1408809656)
ASIN: 1408809656
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 445
Edition language: English
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 On Trauma and Healing (of Sorts)
Sierra Leone gained independence from British colonial rule in 1961, but, like so many other African countries, after enjoying a few brief initial years of peace and democracy, it was torn apart by dictatorial rule, military regimes, civil war and corruption in the decades that followed. As a resul...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 On Trauma and Healing (of Sorts)
Sierra Leone gained independence from British colonial rule in 1961, but, like so many other African countries, after enjoying a few brief initial years of peace and democracy, it was torn apart by dictatorial rule, military regimes, civil war and corruption in the decades that followed. As a resul...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
2.0 The Memory of Love
This made me really uncomfortable in parts - very graphic, nonromanticised sex scenes make for difficult reading especially when it's asentences dropped in with very little warning.Found the relationship between Elias and Safia v odd, and quite stalkerish.Just didn't suit the mood I was in while lis...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 The Memory of Love
This book has so much going for it. So much. So it's difficult to slap three stars on it and say “meh, it was okay.” Because it was more than okay, but it wasn't. And it was worth five stars, but it wasn't. What a confusing review.First off, let me say the second half of The Memory of Love is p...
refurbishme
refurbishme rated it
I won this book as a first reads give away. I had a really hard time with this book. The author is extremely talented and there is some really beautiful writing but I found myself having to slog my way through it. The first 350 pages were riddled with so much unnecessary detail that I would go fr...
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