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WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERThis Is Britain As You Ve Never Seen ItThis Is Britain As It Has Never Been ToldFrom Newcastle To Cornwall, From The Birth Of The Twentieth Century To The Teens Of The Twenty First, Girl Woman Other Follows A Cast Of Twelve 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 Masterful A Choral Love Song To Black Womanhood In Modern Great Britain Elle Exceptional Ambitious, Flowing And All Encompassing, An Offbeat Narrative That Ll Leave Your Mind In An Invigorated Whirl It Unites Poetry, Social History, Women S Voices And Beyond You Have To Order It Right Now Stylist Bernardine Evaristo Can Take Any Story From Any Time And Turn It Into Something Vibrating With Life Ali Smith, Author Of How To Be Both Sparkling, Inventive Sunday Times Funny, Sad, Tender And True, Deserves To Win Awards Red Brims With Vitality Financial TimesSHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE


4 thoughts on “Girl Woman Other

  1. ETG ETG says:

    I put this book down after spending 452 pages reading about lesbians, transexuals, polyamorous people, gender non conformists, black feminists, white feminists, gay men, transvestites and I was left with one overarching feeling we re all the same No matter how one identifies or one s orientation, we are all people who want to be loved, who have feelings, who suffer, who experience joy.This message that we re alike than we might believe is brought home at the end of the novel where after being shocked by the results of a DNA test, one of the characters notes if there s one thing she s learned in the past forty eight hours, anyone can be a relative Modern DNA tests increasingly prove that race is a social construct, created to oppress certain people Who among us can say we are purebloods This message is further advanced by the discussions of gender, mainly, that like race, gender might just be a social construct Yes, we are born male or female, but femininity and masculinity are defined by culture.Where the book really shines is in Evaristo s discussion of feminism After swimming through the fascinating worlds of the LGBTQ community, and coming to understand that no trans person can speak for any other trans person, that the individuals making up the LGBTQ community are as unique from each other as anyone else, the real message of the novel starts to shine through It s a novel about feminism And it takes this concept to a new level.The novel reveres feminism and feminists while it acknowledges the negative cultural attitudes held of feminists from the 1960 s The new feminist is unapologetic and willing to state who she is This book will definitely force you to consider your own beliefs about where you stand vis a vis our patriarchal culture Even Amma, the main character who is a radical feminist and lesbian, questioned whether she was a true feminist Yazz was the miracle she never thought she wanted, and having a child really did complete her, something she rarely confided because it somehow seemed anti feminist p 36 Yazz, 19 years old, challenges her mother to broaden her definition of feminism F eminism is so herd like, Yazz told her, to be honest, even being a woman is pass these days, we had a non binary activist at uni called Morgan Malenga who opened my eyes, I reckon we re all going to be non binary in the future, neither male nor female, which are gendered performances anyway, which means your women s politics Mumsy, will become redundant p 39 The idea that feminism goes beyond gender politics, because gender is really irrelevant, is just one of the revolutionary concepts Evaristo throws at us, willy nilly.The novel begins and ends the opening night of a performance of Amma s play Amma s been rejected from the National stage for 30 years Her plays are revolutionary too outrageous Finally, she gets her shot The play is about women warriors who have female slaves and guard the palace because men cannot be trusted not to cut off the king s head or castrate him, who fought their neighbors and the French who come to colonize the country, where male babies are killed The hero is a female warrior cast out because she cannot bear the king a child, and becomes the fiercest warrior, fighting wars that include fighting off slave ships looking for captives for the American slave trade Amma and Yazz fear the critics who could derail her longed for success I won t spoil it by expressing their opinions.The novel is divided into five chapters and an epilogue In each chapter, except the final After party one, three women are described The characters are rich and generally bold, different from characters we generally see in literary fiction Different in that they all struggle with feminism, their identities, and their sexual orientation While the chapters at first glance seem they could be separate stories, the women are all related in some fashion, whether through blood, friendship, or mentorship.My favorite section is Chapter 4 about Megan Morgan Megan is a little confused She ends up in online chatrooms trying to understand herself She meets Bibi During their on line chats, we get an education about the differences between transsexuals and transgendered people, and especially about feminism in the LGBTQ community So Bibi had been born a man and was now a woman and Megan was a woman who wondered if she should have been born a man, who was attracted to a woman who d once been a man, who was now saying gender was full of misguided expectations anyway even though she herself had transitioned from male to female this was such head fuckery Head fuckery indeed So many ideas expressed in the novel are head fuckery Yet somehow these people muddle through, make mistakes, and figure out who they are This novel is unabashedly contemporary.It s no wonder it made the Booker Prize Shortlist for 2019.


  2. Shaun Deane Shaun Deane says:

    Extraordinary Has it all incredible character development, a compelling structure, and an ending that is painfully beautiful, with a twist I did not want to let these characters go Executed flawlessly What an achievement


  3. GB GB says:

    This book starts off like a wade into exclusionary evangelical Feminism Minority politics and my feeling was to that I wouldnt last long because I don t like ideological sermons much BUT it very soon settles down into wonderful whirl though an amazing cast of characters who had me laughing, empathising and drawn to, rooting for and simply enjoying Far from being exclusive and didactic it presents the reader with people that are impossible not to relate to while never compromising on its social stand.The writing flows wonderfully and snakes itself about the reader beguiling at every turn.The author is clearly a master talent who knows exactly how to story tell A great choice for the Booker prize.I dont have to bang on just read it for yourself you wont regret buying it.


  4. Kiffiny Kiffiny says:

    Haven t read this. But was intrigued when I saw Booker prize Why does this book have 2 reviews It s a best seller with 2 reviews It won this huge prize and it has 2 reviews My buddies 99 cent amazing murder mysteries are better sellers than this I don t get it.