Bernardine EvaristoTuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Reading, discussion, and book signing with winner of the 2019 Booker Prize Bernardine Evaristo!
“Evaristo is known for narratives that weave through time and place with crackling originality. Girl, Woman, Other is no exception.”–Vogue (UK)
Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning British-Nigerian author of eight books. She is professor of creative writing at Brunel University London and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her new novel Girl, Woman, Other spans 20th- and 21st-century Britain and features 12 interconnected and unforgettable characters, mostly women, black and British, whose lives intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Evaristo’s writing is characterized by experimentation, subversion, and challenging the myths of various Afro-diasporic histories and identities, and her books range in genre from poetry to short story to drama to criticism.
Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and finalist for the Gordon Burn Prize, GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER is a celebration of the diversity of Black British experience from Bernardine Evaristo, one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of color. Moving, hopeful, and inventive, this extraordinary novel is a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.
“This masterful novel is a choral love song to black womanhood.”—Elle (UK)
“Hilarious, heartbreaking & honest. Generations of women and the people they have loved and unloved – the complexities of race, sex, gender, politics, friendship, love, fear and regret. The complications of success, the difficulties of intimacy. I truly haven’t enjoyed reading a book in so long.”—Warsan Shire, author of Teaching My Grandmother How to Give Birth & poet-collaborator with Beyonce on Lemonade