Bernardine Evaristo

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Girl, Woman, Other

book | 2018
UK & Comm → Hamish Hamilton (Ed. Simon Prosser)

Welcome to Newcastle, 1905. Ten-year-old Grace is an orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet.

Cornwall, 1953. Winsome is a young bride, recently arrived from Barbados, realising the man she married might be a fool.

London, 1980. Amma is the fierce queen of her squatters' palace, ready to Smash The Patriarchy with a new kind of feminist theatre.

Oxford, 2008. Carole is rejecting her cultural background (Nigeria by way of Peckham) to blend in at her posh university.

Northumberland, 2017. Morgan, who used to be Megan, is visiting Hattie who's in her nineties, who used to be young and strong, who fights to remain independent, and who still misses Slim every day.

Welcome to Britain and twelve very different people - mostly women, mostly black - who call it home. Teeming with life and crackling with energy, Girl, Woman, Other follows them across the miles and down the years. With vivid originality, irrepressible wit and sly wisdom, Bernardine Evaristo presents a gloriously new kind of history for this old country: ever-dynamic, ever-expanding and utterly irresistible.



Rights

Claire Nozieres manages the translation rights for Girl, Woman, Other

Reviews

Once again, Bernardine Evaristo reminds us she is one of Britain's best writers, and iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtlety and humanity. Girl, Woman, Other is an exceptional work, presenting an alternative history of Britain and a dissection of modern Britain that is witty, exhilarating and wise.

Nikesh Shukla

There is an astonishing uniqueness to Bernardine Evaristo's writing, but especially showcased in Girl, Woman, Other. How she can speak through twelve different people and give the each such distinct and vibrant voices is astonishing. I loved it. So much.

Candice Carty-Williams

Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Her tales marry down-to-earth characters with engrossing storylines about identity and the UK today.

Elif Shafak

Evaristo's books are always exciting, always subversive, a reminder of the boundless possibilities of literature and the great worth in reaching for them. Her body of work is incredible. 

Diana Evans

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