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Every year the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association brings a distinguished lecturer to speak at the Annual Meeting. Aminatta Forna will deliver the 2016 lecture., "Reversing the Gaze: Narrative as a Two Way Mirror". Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the award-winning author of the novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water.