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No one ever sits you down at age eight and says, ‘Aminatta, this is what’s happened so far.’ You have to work it out for…
What ultimately happened is that my country had a war. I think it would be extraordinary, as a writer, not to want to write about…
My family’s a ruling family.
My childhood ended in this horrible way. I lived in a country where I didn’t trust anybody.
Jung Chang was the first person to tell a grand historical, political story through a personal narrative.
I’m at my desk for about 9:30 A.M., and I stay there all day. Then there’s a lot of checking Facebook and eBay and that…
I’m a doctor’s daughter. I’m not squeamish at all.
I was brought up in a household where you stood up to be counted.
I was always at heart a novelist and wanted to tell a bigger story, so I wanted to create people who told other kinds of…
I temporarily became a surgeon for ‘Memory of Love’. I spent two weeks in an operating theatre, watching amputations, and I loved it.
A hospital is a good place to set various dilemmas.
Increasingly, there are those of us who write from outside the center, and those are the writers that I’m most interested in because they bring…
I get a very vague idea and – perhaps because I once was a journalist, or perhaps because that’s what made me want to be…
Most writers I know go for word counts, and I used to be a journalist, so I guess that’s ingrained.
I don’t have very many little fetishes, but the one I do have is that I like a particular mug to drink out of. It’s…
Everyone thinks I have a coffee plantation in Sierra Leone, but I have a cashew crop project. I wrote about a woman who owns a…
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