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Girl, Woman, Other

Author

Bernardine Evaristo

Published Date

02-05-2019

Publisher

Hamish Hamilton

ISBN

9780241364901

"Evaristo’s latest book is not your typical novel. The richly observant stories centre around 11 black women and a non-binary person of various backgrounds living in present-day Britain."

About this book

Evaristo’s latest book is not your typical novel, with a style that wanders between poetry and prose. It is a series of sketches focusing one character at a time. The richly observant stories centre around 11 black women and a non-binary person of various backgrounds living in present-day Britain, having to work hard to make a place for themselves in a culture that regards them as outsiders even if they have lived in the Britain their entire lives. Some of the characters struggle with their gender identity, while others must deal with episodes of emotional abuse and physical violence. Characters pop up in other characters’ stories and everyone has an opinion on everyone else. These multiple narratives, supply the reader with insights and perspective. The author weaves a colourful tapestry of all narratives together by touching upon collective significant identity and social issues that impact her characters’ lives.

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