Winner of the Booker Prize 2019

Girl, woman, other

Bernardine Evaristo

"From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, we follow a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

These are unprecedented times for black female writers, in no small part due to the internet. It has reconfigured how we present ourselves to the world at large, as well as bringing previously marginalised social groups and writing to the fore in ways hitherto unimaginable.” Evaristo"

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