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The Devil that Danced on the Water

by Aminatta Forna - £10.99  Flamingo (2003)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780006531265 | ISBN 10: 0006531261

Aminatta Forna's intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood, of an idyll which 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.

"Forna has written a book that is impossible to forget... This is an obsessive, driven, refershing book about Africa, depotism and exile. It is also a beautifully drawn portrait of childhood... Teeming with life, anger, love... it is a triumph of life against the odds. And in its conclusion, there is a sanity that is, simply, majestic."
(Christopher Hope, Independent)

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