The writing of bestselling author Aminatta Forna and her work to develop her family village are intimately intertwined. Things that happen in Rogbonko, deep in the forest in Sierra Leone, often resurface in her novels. And sometimes her novels inspire her development initiatives.
Rogbonko now has a school, a cashew plantation and a clinic for pregnant women. Aminatta Forna is proud that this was achieved with the people of the village, without the support of an aid organization.
Guests: Aminatta Forna (Scotland / Sierra Leone)
Morlai Forna (Sierra Leone)
Producer: Liesbeth Tjon A Meeuw (Amsterdam)