Aminatta Forna
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Meet the Author Aminatta Forna

17 March 2011 Last updated at 19:05 GMT

Nick Higham interviews Aminatta Forna who wrote The Memory of Love which is one of six nominees for the Warwick Prize for Writing.

The novel is set in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the civil war and is a subject close to her heart as her father was executed there in 1975.