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Audiobooks Narrated by Bernardine Evaristo

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Minty Alley: Black Britain: Writing Back Audiobook

Minty Alley: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author: C.L.R. James Narrator: Ben Onwukwe, Bernardine Evaristo Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The only novel from the world-renowned writer C.L.R. James - this extraordinary, big-hearted exploration of class was the first novel by a black West Indian to be published in the UK 'As he walked home he looked up at the myriads of stars, shining in the moonlight. Did people live there? And if they did, what sort of life did they live?' It is the 1920s in the Trinidadian capital, and Haynes' world has been upended. His mother has passed away, and his carefully mapped-out future of gleaming opportunity has disappeared with her. Unable to afford his former life, he finds himself moving into Minty Alley - a bustling barrack yard teeming with energy and a spectacular cast of characters. In this sliver of West Indian working-class society, outrageous love affairs and passionate arguments are a daily fixture, and Haynes begins to slip from curious observer to the heart of the action. Minty Alley is a gloriously observed portrayal of class, community and the ways in which we are all inherently connected. An undisputed modern classic, this is an exceptional story told by one of the twentieth century's greatest Caribbean thinkers. © C.L.R. James 1936 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Dancing Face: Black Britain: Writing Back Audiobook

The Dancing Face: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author: Mike Phillips Narrator: Ben Arogundade, Bernardine Evaristo Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A sensational, original thriller that examines the powerful link between identity, sacrifice and possession, and questions our compulsive need to chase after ambitions that leave devastation in their wake University lecturer Gus knows that stealing the priceless Benin mask, The Dancing Face, from a museum at the heart of the British establishment will gain an avalanche of attention. Which is exactly what he wants. But such a risky theft will also inevitably capture the attention of characters with more money, more power, and fewer morals. Naively entangling his loved ones in his increasingly dangerous pursuit of righteous reparation, is Gus prepared for what it will cost him? 'This book is brutal, deep, cunning and unbearably beautiful' Independent Selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation. © Mike Phillips 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Without Prejudice: Black Britain: Writing Back Audiobook

Without Prejudice: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author: Nicola Williams Narrator: Adjoah Andoh, Bernardine Evaristo Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A gripping, propulsive courtroom thriller following barrister Lee Mitchell as she uncovers the dark secrets of London's obscenely rich Lee Mitchell is a thirty-year-old barrister from a working-class Caribbean background: in the cut-throat environment of the courtroom, everything is stacked against her. After she takes on the high-profile case of notorious millionaire playboy Clive Omartian - arrested along with his father and stepbrother for eye-wateringly exorbitant fraud - the line between her personal and professional life becomes dangerously blurred. Spiralling further into Clive's trail of debauchery and corruption, she finds herself in alarmingly deep waters. Can she survive her case, let alone win it? 'A highly-charged and fast-paced page turner' Irish Times © Nicola Williams 1997 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back Audiobook

Bernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author: Judith Bryan Narrator: Bernardine Evaristo, Sara Powell Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. WINNER OF THE SAGA PRIZE 1997: a literary award for trailblazing new Black British novelists A shattering portrayal of family, guilt and unshakable bonds as a family's deepest secrets explosively unravel When Anita finally returns home to London after a long absence, everything has changed. Her father is dead, her mother is away, and she and her sister Beth are alone together for the first time in years. They share a house. They share a family. They share a past. Tentatively, they reach out to one another for connection, but the house echoes with words unspoken. Dazzling and heart-breaking, Bernard and the Cloth Monkey is a searing portrait of family, a rebellion against silence and a testament to the human capacity for survival. 'A quietly outstanding work of fiction . . . an exemplary novel' Bernardine Evaristo © Judith Bryan 1998 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Fat Lady Sings: Black Britain: Writing Back Audiobook

The Fat Lady Sings: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author: Jacqueline Roy Narrator: Bernardine Evaristo, Nneka Okoye Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A groundbreaking novel exploring the intersection between race, class and mental health in the UK 'That is the glory of being a mental patient. Nothing is impossible.' It is the 1990s, and Gloria is living in a London psychiatric ward. She is unapologetically loud, audacious and eternally on the brink of bursting into song. After several months of uninterrupted routine, she is joined by another young black woman - Merle - who is full of silences and fear. Unable to confide in their doctors, they agree to journal their pasts. Whispered into tape recorders and scrawled ferociously at night, the remarkable stories of their lives are revealed. In this tender, deeply-moving depiction of mental health, Roy creates a striking portrait of two women finding strength in their shared vulnerability, as they navigate a system that fails to protect them. Life-affirming and fearlessly hopeful, this is an unforgettable story. 'This is a novel of daring - enjoyable, surprising and original.' Bernardine Evaristo 'A strong and humane work of fiction' Jackie Kay 'A striking commentary' Scotsman 'A strong, humorous and moving piece of fiction . . . such is the life injected into the characters that by the end of the novel there remains that reluctance to part with people you have come to love' calabash 'A joy' Pride 'Unflinchingly told . . . harrowing but also shockingly funny' Big Issue © Jacqueline Roy 2000 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Incomparable World: Black Britain: Writing Back Audiobook

Incomparable World: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author: S. I. Martin Narrator: Bernardine Evaristo, Gary Carr Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A visceral reimagining of 1780s London, showcasing the untold stories of African-American soldiers grappling with their post-war freedom In the years just after the American revolution, London was the unlikely refuge for thousands of black Americans who fought for liberty on the side of the British. Buckram, Georgie and William have earned their freedom and escaped their American oppressors, but on the streets of London, poverty awaits with equal cruelty. Ruthless, chaotic and endlessly evolving, London forces them into a life of crime, and a life on the margins. Their only hope for a better future is to concoct a scheme so daring, it will be a miracle if it pays off. Bursting with energy and vivid detail, Incomparable World boldly uncovers a long-buried narrative of black Britain. 'Adventurous and exuberant . . . a rollicking thriller [that] pulsates with vivacity' Bernardine Evaristo 'Remarkable' David Dabydeen © S. I. Martin 1996 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Soul Tourists: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other Audiobook

Soul Tourists: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

Author: Bernardine Evaristo Narrator: Bernardine Evaristo, Kayi Ushe, Vivienne Acheampong Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Stanley Williams, angst-ridden banker and boffin, wonders whether there's more to life than his daily nine-to-five grind. One night he's dragged to a disco at Piccadilly Circus and there he meets Jessie: artiste, motormouth, ducker and diver. She swoops Stanley out of his soulless life and off on a rollercoaster road trip across Europe, bringing him face to face with a host of forgotten luminaries from the rich mix of black European history and literature. © Bernardine Evaristo 2006 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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