Most widely held works by Aminatta Forna
Ancestor stones by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
When Abie's family leave her a coffee plantation, she returns to Africa to find herself in a place suspended between past and present; between the real world and the unworldly.Standing among the ruined groves she strains to hear the sound of the past, but 'the layers of years in between us were too many'.So begins her gathering of the past through the stories of her four aunts - Asana, Mary, Hawa and Serah. Each woman recounts her life from a mass of muddied memories and vivid recollections of the father they feared, the men they loved, the mothers who left them, and above all, the secrets they shared.What also emerges is the story of an Africa drawn to the temptations of the West but desperate to cling to its own ways.
The memory of love by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the heat, dirt and dust, and with the secrets this country hides. Despite the gulf of experience and understanding between them, Adrian finds unexpected friendship in a young surgeon at the hospital, the charismatic Kai Mansaray, and begins to build a new life. In the hospital Adrian encounters an elderly man, Elias Cole, who is reflecting on his past, not all of it noble. Recorded in a series of notebooks are memories of his youth, the optimism of the first moon landings, and the details of an obsession: Saffia, a woman he loved, and Julius, her fiery, rebellious husband. As their individual stories entwine across two generations in a country torn apart by repression and war, some distances cannot be bridged. It is the story of four lives colliding; a story about friendship, about understanding, absolution and the indelible effects of the past; about journeys and dreams and loss, and about the very nature of love.
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's quest by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Recounts the author's childhood in postcolonial Africa, her dissident father's actions against British tyranny that resulted in his imprisonment, and her struggle to learn his fate and expose the conspiracy surrounding his death.
Through African eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This program, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society.
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's memoir of her father, her family, her country, and a continent by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Mother of all myths : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
The devil that danced on water : a daughter's memoir by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The lost libraries of Timbuktu ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the rich history and variety once contained within the lost libraries of Timbuktu and hypothesizes on the state of an Africa in which these libraries weren't driven underground by colonizing interests. Through interviews with local scholars and experts across Africa and the Western world, viewers learn of the impact these historical treasures have on the world-wide understanding of Africa, Islam, and the development of literacy outside of the Western tradition.
The motherhood myth : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's memoir by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
De duivel danste op het water by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Memoires van de dochter van een Afrikaanse vader en een Schotse moeder over haar jeugd in Schotland en haar tienerjaren in Sierra Leone, waar haar vader steeds meer politieke problemen krijgt.
De mythe van het moederschap : hoe de maatschappij vrouwen vormt en vervormt by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Maanschaduw : roman by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Via de verhalen van vier vrouwen wordt het leven beschreven van vier generaties van een grote polygamische familie in Sierra Leone tegen de achtergrond van de roerige geschiedenis en sterk veranderende cultuur in de 20e eeuw.
Abies Steine by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
El jardín de las mujeres by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Mother of all myths by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A poor reception : refugees and asylum seekers: welfare or work by Gill Sargeant ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Tanz mit dem Teufel : meine afrikanische Kindheit by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Tanz mit dem Teufel meine afrikanische Kindheit by Aminatta Forna ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
African art an African perspective ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This program introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context.
Africa Africa, West Antiquities Archaeology and history Art Art, African Art, African--Influence Art, Black Art, Black--Influence Bambara (African people) Biography Children Civilization Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002) Coffee plantations Colonization Dance Diaries Documentary films Documentary television programs English English fiction Families Fathers and daughters Fiction Films--for the hearing impaired Forna, Aminatta Forna, Mohamed Great Britain History History, Ancient Intellectual life Mali Mali--Djenné Mali--Tombouctou Manuscripts Matisse, Henri,--1869-1954 Modigliani, Amedeo,--1884-1920 Motherhood Motherhood--Social aspects Music--Instruction and study Picasso, Pablo,--1881-1973 Political science Psychiatrists Psychologists Refugees--Employment Sculpture Sierra Leone Sisters Surgeons