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on 16 January 2015
Excellent combination of childhood memories and more recent research into the events surrounding the detention and execution of author's father. Good insight into recent Sierra Leonean history
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on 18 March 2013
This book is well written that allows people like me born before the Soros Forna and fourteen others time understands how corrupt Sierra Leone really was and still is regard less.
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on 11 December 2011
This is not a review of the book (which is brilliant). But its a review of the Kindle edition. This is not a freebie done by a volunteers, its a full price book. And yet in two occasions the page sequence is totally wrong and its not possible to piece it together, sentences just seem to merge and then the story has moved on. Very poor work Amazon
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on 8 November 2013
This is one of those books that will haunt me forever. Amazing story - wonderfully told and beautifully portrayed. Tragically beautiful.......!
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on 7 April 2014
Brought up various memories of my living in West Africa and Aberdeen. I could feel her pain and pleasure but memory can be very selective
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on 27 April 2013
Written from the heart a true historical family and country novel. Heartbreaking and funny written with great wit and style
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on 8 February 2014
I found this book to be more a history of Sierra Leone than a look at the life of the author. Hard going.
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on 26 August 2014
Lovely written book!
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