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Forging Identity After War: Activism and Storytelling World Affairs

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Aminatta Forna was a child when Sierra Leone fell into a brutal, ten-year civil war. Now, 20 years later, she’s working to ensure that Sierra Leoneans shape the country’s postwar narrative.
 
Forna joins Ray to chat about legacy, trauma, and forging identity – and joy – in the aftermath of violence, in her recent essay collection, The Window Seat: Notes from a Life in Motion.
 
Guest:
 
Aminatta Forna, award-winning writer and author of The Window Seat: Notes from a Life in Motion
 
Host:
 
Ray Suarez
 
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Aminatta Forna was a child when Sierra Leone fell into a brutal, ten-year civil war. Now, 20 years later, she’s working to ensure that Sierra Leoneans shape the country’s postwar narrative.
 
Forna joins Ray to chat about legacy, trauma, and forging identity – and joy – in the aftermath of violence, in her recent essay collection, The Window Seat: Notes from a Life in Motion.
 
Guest:
 
Aminatta Forna, award-winning writer and author of The Window Seat: Notes from a Life in Motion
 
Host:
 
Ray Suarez
 
If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

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