Girl, Woman, Other

Paperback edition released 03/03/2020

by Bernardine Evaristo

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LoveReading Expert Review of Girl, Woman, Other

This is an astounding novel telling the stories of twelve characters living across the country and through the years. 

Each character is vivid as they take centre stage to share their story with us. Whether it's the sassy, argumentative Yazz, or the devastating narratives of Carole and Dominique.

This book is filled with humour, culture and passion and I think it is a must-read for everyone. Composed as poetic prose, Bernadine Evaristo's lyricism throughout makes the sections flow, hammers home key points and gives each character their own unique tone. This is a book that will stop you in your tracks as you find out more about the characters but will also stop you reading as you contemplate the beauty in Evaristo's style of writing.

"It's a novel about who we are now".

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Charlotte Walker

Girl, Woman, Other Synopsis

Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.

Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241984994
Publication date: 3rd March 2020
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Bernardine Evaristo Press Reviews

Evaristo's prose hums with life as characters seem to step off the page fully formed. At turns funny and sad, tender and true, this book deserves to win awards - Red

An exceptional book that unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond. Order it right now - Stylist

Exuberant, bursting at the seams in delightful ways... Evaristo continues to expand and enhance our literary canon. If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read - New Statesman

Weaves through time and space with crackling originality - Vogue

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Publication date: 02/05/2020
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About Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her writing also spans short fiction, reviews, essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. As a literary activist for inclusion, Bernardine Evaristo has founded several successful initiatives including Theatre of Black Women (1982-86), Spread the Word writer development agency (1995-present); The Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-17) and the Brunel International African ...

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