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The book sits on a table beside a yellow teapot and mug. The book cover features a bold silhouette of a black woman with a colourful headwrap.

Book group meeting: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernardine Evaristo

Date: Thursday 26th October   /   Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Winner of the Booker Prize 2019, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of 12 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….

“This is an impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves. With a dazzling rhythm, Evaristo takes us on a journey of intergenerational stories, moving through different spaces and heritages: African, Caribbean, European. Her 12 main characters manifest the highs and lows of our social life. They are artists, bankers, teachers, cleaners, housewives, and are at various stages of womanhood, from adolescence to old age.” The Booker Judges’ Comments 2019.

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Join the conversation on Thursday 26 October, 7. 30 – 8. 30pm, online. New members are always welcome.

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