WorldCat Identities

Forna, Aminatta

Overview
Works: 41 works in 186 publications in 9 languages and 6,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Art  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6106.O766, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Aminatta Forna
 
Most widely held works by Aminatta Forna
The memory of love by Aminatta Forna( Book )
37 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member 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 secrets this country hides. A story unfolds about ordinary people in extrordinary circumstances and the indelible effects of the past
Ancestor stones by Aminatta Forna( Book )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark rock the shape of a man's cigar. A broken pebble, open like a split plum. A stone with a dimple that fitted my thumb. A twinkling crystal. A pale three-cornered stone. I won't say I found them quickly. Not at all. Bobbio helped me. But even then, there were some I never found, whose faces I did not remember as well as I imagined. The Ancestors, my mother called them
The hired man by Aminatta Forna( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars
Through African eyes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member 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 memory of love by Aminatta Forna( Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member 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 secrets this country hides. A story unfolds about ordinary people in extrordinary circumstances and the indelible effects of the past
Mother of all myths : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oorspr. titel: Mother of all myths. - 1998. Aandacht voor de verschillende manieren waarop in verschillende culturen aangekeken wordt tegen het moederschap en wat daarvan soms de absurdste gevolgen kunnen zijn
The hired man by Aminatta Forna( Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars
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 )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's quest by Aminatta Forna( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aminatta Forna's intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an idyllic childhood that became the stuff of nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, danger, flight, the bitterness of exile in Britain, and the terrible consequences of her dissident father's stand against tyranny." -- cover
The lost libraries of Timbuktu ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member 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
Maanschaduw : roman by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member 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
Ein Lied aus der Vergangenheit Roman by Aminatta Forna( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Westafrika, Anfang der Nullerjahre: Der Psychologe Adrian Lockheart, soeben aus England eingetroffen, kämpft mit dem Staub und der Hitze Sierra Leones - und mit dem Schweigen eines Volkes, dem er helfen will, die Schrecken der Vergangenheit zu überwinden. Im Krankenhaus in Freetown findet er unerwartete Freundschaft bei Kai, einem jungen Kollegen, und Elias, einem Patienten, der auf dem Sterbebett damit hadert, während des Krieges den Weg des geringsten Widerstandes gegangen zu sein. Als Vergangenheit und Gegenwart miteinander zu verschmelzen beginnen, kristallisiert sich heraus, dass die drei Männer durch mehr verbunden sind, als sie ahnen: durch die Liebe ein und derselben Frau. Ein bildkräftiges Epos voller Sprachmagie über gewöhnliche Menschen, die mit ungewöhnlichen Umständen kämpfen müssen; ein Roman über Freundschaft, Verständnis, Absolution und die Unauslöschbarkeit der Vergangenheit; über Reisen, Träume und Verluste und über die Macht der Liebe
The motherhood myth : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Najemnik by Aminatta Forna( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Slovenian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Svojo zgodbo pripoveduje Djuro Kolak, samotar, lovec in posebnež, sicer pa eden izmed (preživelih) prebivalcev zadušnega hrvaškega mesteca Gost. Nad Gostom še vedno ždi duh bratomorne vojne; ko so dotedanji sosedje in prijatelji pod okriljem širšega konflikta postali sovražniki. Zamolčane zamere, zavist in drobnjakarske užaljenosti v vojni prerastejo v podlo zahrbtnost, izdajo in nečloveško okrutnost. Ko v mesto prispe britanska družina in prične obnavljati eno od zapuščenih hiš, se začnejo obujati tudi spomini, ki bi jih vsi, razen Djura, najraje pozabili
The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tanz mit dem Teufel : meine afrikanische Kindheit by Aminatta Forna( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haywards Heath by Aminatta Forna( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memories of a lost love lead to a much anticipated reunion, but things do not turn out as expected
African art an African perspective ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context
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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Girl rising ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins comes this innovative documentary film about the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez and other A-list actors contribute voice performances to the film, which spotlights nine unforgettable girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices
 
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Alternative Names
Forna, Aminatta 1964-
Languages
English (118)
German (11)
Dutch (11)
Spanish (10)
Polish (4)
French (2)
Slovenian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Italian (2)
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