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Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna is the author of the novels Ancestor Stones , The Memory of Love , and The Hired Man , as well as the memoir The Devil That Danced on the Water . Forna's books have been translated into twenty languages. Her essays have appeared in Granta , The Guardian , The Observer , and Vogue . She is currently the Director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University.