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Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other

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Summary: "Girl, Woman, Other is a celebration of the diversity of Black British experience. Moving, hopeful, and inventive, this extraordinary novel is a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced 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, works hard to earn a degree from Oxford and becomes an 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 93-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...  more »
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F EVARISTOAdult FictionOut12/8/20

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Edition Statement :

First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.

Content :

Anna -- Yazz -- Dominique -- Carole -- Bummi -- LaTisha -- Shirley -- Winsome -- Penelope -- Megan/Morgan -- Hattie -- Grace -- The after-party.

ISBN :

0802156983

Physical Description :

452 pages ; 21 cm

Notes :
  • "Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize"--cover.
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