Manifesto

Bernardine Evaristo

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The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker win – the first by a Black woman – was a revolutionary moment both for British culture and for her. After three decades as a trailblazing writer, teacher and activist, she moved from the margins to centre stage, taking her place in the spotlight at last. Her journey was a long one, but she made it, and she made history.

MANIFESTO is Bernardine Evaristo’s intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she did it, refusing to let any barriers stand in her way. She charts her creative rebellion against the mainstream and her life-long commitment to the imaginative exploration of ‘untold’ stories. And drawing deeply on her own experiences, she offers a vital contribution to current conversations around social issues such as race, class, feminism, sexuality and aging.

This is a unique book about staying true to yourself and to your vision. It’s about how to be unstoppable – in your craft, your work, your life. It is Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto for never giving up.

‘Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere.’ Elif Shafak

‘Bernardine Evaristo is one of Britain’s best writers, an iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtlety and humanity. Exceptional’ Nikesh Shukla

‘Bernardine Evaristo is the most daring, imaginative and innovative of writers’ Inua Ellams

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ISBN – 9780241534991
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Dimensions – 222mm X 138mm
Categories – Feminist and Queer Theory

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Girl, Woman, Other


With her historic Booker win, Bernardine Evaristo is the author everyone is talking about.

The standout book of 2019, Girl, Woman, Other is the number book you need to read this year.

***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

This is Britain as you’ve never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows 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 . . .

‘Masterful . . . A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain’ Elle

‘Exceptional. Ambitious, flowing and all-encompassing, an offbeat narrative that’ll leave your mind in an invigorated whirl… [It] unites poetry, social history, women’s voices and beyond. You have to order it right now’ Stylist

‘Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life’ Ali Smith, author of How to be both

‘Sparkling, inventive’ Sunday Times

‘Funny, sad, tender and true, deserves to win awards’ Red

‘Brims with vitality’ Financial Times

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019

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