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Jean Hilder

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

Joint winner of the Booker Prize 2020 

Written in a conversational style that is sometimes lyrical, it tells the story of 12 women of colour in the U.K.  Their interconnected lives tell us much about the lives of black women in Britain today, but more than that we learn to admire their exceptionalism, their adaptability, and indeed sometimes their acceptance of the conditions of their lives. 


The book is beautifully and artfully constructed, it is masterfully done by a significant writer who has come to notice only since winning the Booker, although she has been teaching creative writing, and writing prose and poetry all her adult life.  


Highly recommended.

Bernadine Evaristo