Teneille Craig

Aminatta Forna

Teneille Craig
Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna

AUTHOR

Award-winning Scottish-Sierra Leonean writer Aminatta Forna is helping Africans transform their lives with more than just her prose. While penning novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water, she has established and currently helms The Rogbonko Village Project, a charity which began as an initiative to build a school in a village in Sierra Leone.

Now, the project has expanded to house a number of efforts that include adult education, sanitation, maternal health, and infant mortality. From sharing stories set in the lands of her childhood (Scotland, West Africa, Great Britain, Iran, Thailand and Zambia) to create a space for Africans to thrive—Forna’s efforts are a political and rather revolutionary act that goes beyond the literary canon.