Book Of The Month

January's book is Bernadine Evaristo's history-making eighth novel - Girl, Woman, Other.

Our January Book of the Month - Girl, Woman, Other is Bernadine Evaristo’s eighth novel, making history on a number of counts.

Evaristo was the first black woman to win the Booker Prize and, for the first time in the history of the prize, the judges could not decide and awarded the prize jointly to two women: Bernadine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood for The Testaments.

Girl, Woman, Other follows and sometimes intertwines the stories of twelve women. Through their struggles, loves, joys and sorrows of these real characters with all their flaws and complexities, Evaristo explore what it is to be black and British today.The writing itself is a thing of beauty, lying somewhere between poetry and prose, a style she describes herself as ‘fusion fiction’ and each chapter brings the reader closer to an understanding and empathy of the character’s struggles.

“Amma wanted her daughter to be free, feminist and powerful ...”

Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other

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