#whatbeckyread Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

I am back with another book review! I have been working really hard recently to make sure that I read more books from a diverse range of authors recently partly so I am educating myself but also because I don’t want to be unintentionally limiting myself.. I had my eye on this book for a while and the fact that Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize in 2019 I knew I had to give it a go and glad I did.

Girl, Woman, Other follows 12 black women at different stages of life and century. The book explores sexuality, racism, empowerment, poverty, culture, identity, fights and struggles and more sometimes through the women separately but in other parts interweaving through the different women. For me it was an absolute fire cracker of a book the characters were developed really well and I felt invested in many of the women’s lives. From Yazz who is just starting out in the world to Amma, a radical feminist, lesbian theatre maker who has done it all before, Dominque – Amma’s best friend who moved to America, trapped in a relationship. Carole who is a high level business woman and Shirley who teaches in a school that, throughout the years starts to fail.

This book is a must read. You will learn a lot about race, feminism and be gripped by each character’s story.


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