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Fantastic book, truely original perspective.,
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This review is from: The Devil That Danced on the Water:: A Daughter's Memoir (Kindle Edition)
This is a very personal story of Aminatta's amazing life, but it also does more to explain the problems of the transition from colony to a democratic country than anything else, ever. Aminatta sees and describes the thinking in the people who failed to run the country adequately, and those that brought them to power, while all the time telling how she and her family, and those around them experienced the consequences.
This should be required reading for anyone involved in reporting on war in Africa, and probably anywhere else where levels of literacy are low. I would recommend it to anyone travelling to West Africa for any reason, and most definitely anyone with freinds from Sierra Leone.