The Memory of Love is a moving and thoughtful story of love in Freetown, Sierra Leone but none of the relationships are yourtraditional hearts and flowers romances. There is the manipulative Elias who is in love with his friends beautiful wife, Saffia. There is Kai who was in love with Nenebah before the civil war began when everything changed. And there is Adrian, the English psychologist who despite his wife and child at home falls in love with Mamakay the freespirited African woman who will only tell Adrian the minimum about herself. This is a wonderful novel in which Forna manages to create a novel that is intense, involving and shocking as well as moving and beautiful.
The full review is on my blog: http://acaseforbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-36-memory-of-love-by-aminatta.html