Girl, Woman, Other

Written by:
Bernardine Evaristo
Narrated by:
Anna-Maria Nabirye

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
38
Narrator
9
Release Date
November 2019
Duration
11 hours 7 minutes
Summary
From one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of color comes a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women.

Girl, Woman, Other paints a vivid portrait of the state of post-Brexit Britain, as well as looking back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

The twelve central characters of this multivoiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a ninety-three-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.
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Jennifer C.

A group of characters introduced like Russian dolls, with storIt’s inside another stories. Also an uplifting portrayal of intersectional feminism and the human condition and need for family and connection. Every character portrayed could be its own book. Loved the narrators cadence

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Catherine C.

It can be hard to follow the characters. I found a few “maps” online that made it much easier to follow the connections. I enjoyed each persons story and how they linked together. The narration was very enjoyable.

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Latoya L.

I loved how every story was connected in some way. This book address majority of the problems of girls and becoming a woman. Even danced around the trans woman. Marriage, kids, dreams deferred, love, infatuation, lust, stupid decisions, entrepreneur, family issues, and so much more. It wasn't what I expected but I'm glad I read it anyway. Let me go check out some more books by Bernardine Evaristo. #Book44of2020 #bookworm #whatsnext

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