Imaginary Homeland

What happens if the country you belong to is torn apart by civil war, and you are living far away, only imagining what has happened to the people you love, the buildings you know, and the lush beautiful landscape you remember?

After 30 years absence, the novelist Delia Jarrett-Macauley goes back to Sierra Leone to see what has become of a country finally at peace, but struggling to survive.

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What happens if the country you belong to is torn apart by civil war, and you are living far away, only imagining what has happened to the people you love, the buildings you know, and the lush beautiful landscape you remember?

After 30 years absence, the novelist Delia Jarrett-Macauley goes back to Sierra Leone to see what has become of a country finally at peace, but struggling to survive.