The Window Seat by Aminatta Forna audiobook

The Window Seat: Notes from a Life in Motion

By Aminatta Forna

Recorded Books Inc. 9780802158581

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705030950

  • ISBN: 9781665086455

Runtime: 8.51 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Aminatta Forna is one of our most important literary voices, and her novels have won the Windham Campbell Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best book. In this elegantly rendered and wide-ranging collection of essays, Forna writes intimately about displacement, trauma and memory, love, and how we coexist and encroach on the non-human world. Movement is a constant here. In the title piece, “The Window Seat,” she reveals the unexpected enchantments of air travel. In “Obama and the Renaissance Generation,” she writes of the gifted young Africans who came to the United Kingdom and the United States for education and were expected to build their home countries anew after colonialism. In “The Last Vet,” time spent shadowing Dr. Jalloh, the only veterinarian in Sierra Leone, becomes a meditation on what a society’s treatment of animals tells us about its principles. In “Crossroads,” she examines race in America from an African perspective; in “Power Walking,” she describes the experience of walking in the world in a Black woman’s body; and in “The Watch,” she explores the raptures of sleep and sleeplessness the world over. With a wry humor and cutting insight, Forna delves into the forces, natural and manmade, that have shaped our modern world, and with it, us. The Window Seat confirms that Aminatta Forna is a vital voice in international letters.

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Author Bio: Aminatta Forna

Author Bio: Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna is the author of two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love, and The Devil That Danced on the Water, a memoir of her activist father, and her country, Sierra Leone. She lives in London.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 8.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English