Does trauma define the person?

Does trauma define the person? Aminatta Forna's latest novel, Happiness, explores love and lossThe writer Aminatta Forna has recently published her novel ‘Happiness’ and when you follow this link you get get access to a recording in which she reads an excerpt form her book. In this book living with a trauma gets attention. Is it possible to leave behind a trauma or will it be part of your life till does end your trauma?
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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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