Bernardine Evaristo | Girl, Woman, Other
Mon, March 30, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
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Bernardine Evaristo won the 2019 Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, “a breathtaking symphony of black women’s voices” that explores the confluences of identity and Britain’s African and Caribbean colonial history. Her other works include the books The Emperor’s Babe and Hello Mum—both of which were adapted into BBC radio programs—in addition to short fiction, poetry, literary criticism, and drama. A longtime advocate for greater inclusion of artists of color, Evaristo cofounded Britain’s first black women’s theater company, first major black theater conference, and first major conference on black writing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Literature.
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