A novel time in Marrakech

Evening Standard | 23 Aug 2006

“My family grew up with a really big secret,” says the broadcaster and author Aminatta Forna. “My father had been killed and nobody told us what had happened.” An aid worker, a Bloomsbury publisher and a classics scholar sit transfixed as this powerful woman explains that her father was hanged. Aminatta is addressing the the Jnane Tamsna Literary Salon in the eponymous hotel in the Paleraie, the oasis outside Marrakech that has become a playground for London’s artistic belle monde.

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