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Aftermath: Memory, Place, and Civil Conflict

A reading by Professor Aminatta Forna with an introduction by Professor Fran├žoise Lionnet

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
Room 11348
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 Aminatta Forna will read from and discuss her new book The Hired Man – a powerful novel about the indelible effects of war and the memories which stir beneath the silence of a quiet Croatian town.

Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the award-winning author of the novels The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. The Hired Man, her latest novel, was published in March 2013. A Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, Forna currently holds the Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Williams College, Massachusetts.

Presented by The Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" and The UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies

Sponsored by the UCLA African Studies Center; special thanks to the UCLA Library

Photo: Jonathan Ring

Cost :

Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

UCLA Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the HumanitiesTel: 310-267-4842



Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, The Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities