The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love chronicles a devastating civil war that has left an entire population with emotional scars in Sierra Leone, West Africa. This compassionate novel deals with the never ending struggle between good and evil in the haunting atmosphere of war. The human mind and spirit are brutally put on display as the story unfolds.

As the 2003 Samuel Johnson prize winner for The Devil That Danced on the Water the author, Aminatta Forna hasn’t let the reader down. Forna shows how the conflict of war can make humans do the unthinkable.

Now living in London, Forna is attempting to mend the education, agricultural and health disparities in Sierra Leone.

Final word: A heart-wrenching tale of war and the conflict between good and evil.
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Provident Hospital: A Chronology of the Baltimore Hospital 1894-1986

Provident Hospital has a rich history in Baltimore’s Black community. Founded in 1894 by a small conglomerate of African-American doctors, the hospital flourished into one of only five Black hospitals in the U.S. that offered specialty training. However, funding problems led to the storied hospital’s closing in 1986 and it was later renamed Liberty Medical Center.

In Provident Hospital: A Chronology of the Baltimore Hospital, Sarah Davis Elias, a Morgan State University graduate, delves deeply into the hospital’s history, its founders and legacy in Baltimore. The 291-page book is filled with archived pictures, charts and newspaper clippings, making the book a more interesting read.

Final word: A must-have for Baltimore history buffs.