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Book Review: Aminatta Forna’s ‘The Memory of Love’

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Memory of Love starts leisurely, taking you into the internal workings of the mind of an old man, his frail state and his small world. You learn how he preserves his memories, and how he visits them frequently, and how being at the end of his life there is nowhere else to go but to the past, inwards, and what does he find? How happy is he with all that has transpired; his role in other people’s lives?