Book of My Life by Aminatta Forna
Writers tell us about their favourite book: the book that inspires or touches them, that set their artistic, moral or intellectual compass. In short, the book they would recommend to everyone. Interview: Hassnae Bouazza.
Aminatta Forna chose as her favourite Anils Ghost (2019) by Michael Ondaatje. In this novel, Anil returns to her homeland Sri Lanka, devastated by civil war. Commissioned by the United Nations, she investigates the victims of massacres on the island. When she falls under the spell of a skeleton she finds, a feverish search for its identity ensues - until Anil's own life is in danger.