Girl, woman, other

Girl, woman, other
Evaristo, Bernardine, 1959-
  • Item Type: Book - XX(1750324.2)
  • Published: 2019
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Description

Welcome to Newcastle, 1905. Ten-year-old Grace is an orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet. Cornwall, 1953. Winsome is a young bride, recently arrived from Barbados, realising the man she married might be a fool. London, 1980. Amma is the fierce queen of her squatters' palace, ready to Smash The Patriarchy with a new kind of feminist theatre. Oxford, 2008. Carole is rejecting her cultural background (Nigeria by way of Peckham) to blend in at her posh university. Northumberland, 2017. Morgan, who used to be Megan, is visiting Hattie who's in her nineties, who used to be young and strong, who fights to remain independent, and who still misses Slim every day. Welcome to Britain and twelve very different people - mostly women, mostly black - who call it home. Teeming with life and crackling with energy, Girl, Woman, Other follows them across the miles and down the years. With vivid originality, irrepressible wit and sly wisdom, Bernardine Evaristo presents a gloriously new kind of history for this old country: ever-dynamic, ever-expanding and utterly irresistible.

Related Subjects

Africans--England--Fiction.
Self-realization in women--Fiction.
Families--Fiction.
Coming of age--Fiction.
Orphans--Fiction.
Brides--Fiction.
Friendship--Fiction.
Women--Identity--Fiction.
Older women--England--Fiction.
Feminism--England--20th century--Fiction.
Interpersonal relations--Fiction.
Women, Black--England--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780241364901 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Evaristo, Bernardine, 1959-

Title:

Girl, woman, other / Bernardine Evaristo.

Publication Info:

[London], UK : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

452 pages ; 25 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Africans--England--Fiction.

Subject term:

Self-realization in women--Fiction.

Subject term:

Families--Fiction.

Subject term:

Coming of age--Fiction.

Subject term:

Orphans--Fiction.

Subject term:

Brides--Fiction.

Subject term:

Friendship--Fiction.

Subject term:

Women--Identity--Fiction.

Subject term:

Older women--England--Fiction.

Subject term:

Feminism--England--20th century--Fiction.

Subject term:

Interpersonal relations--Fiction.

Subject term:

Women, Black--England--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Bildungsromans.

Genre index term:

Domestic fiction.

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