Normally, for me a five star book is one that I rush through and can't put down. Not in this case, Aminata had to be savoured. She stands for the many Africans who were abducted from their homes, treated like animals, killed, raped, sold, escaped, recaptured, freed and lied to. It is a miracle that anyone could physically survive that let alone still have all their faculties intact. A dreadful period of our history which seems to be made up of horrific events.