01 May 2021
Josefinas' Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other
It was no coincidence that Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize and the British Book Awards with this work.
Girl, Woman, Other - Book

"Girl, Woman, Other" is a portrait of the real world, focused on contemporary British society, where multiculturalism intertwines.

In this book, Bernardine Evaristo presents us with the lives of black women and the daughters of immigrants. The book is divided into chapters with their names and, in each of them, we find the history of twelve women, and we see simultaneously addressed issues such as racism and prejudice, but also homophobia, gender inequality, sexual abuse or domestic violence, among others.

Girl, Woman, Other
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Amma, the main character, is a lesbian black woman who defends feminism and women's rights and ends up founding her own theater company. Interestingly, it is inspired by the author herself, Bernardine Evaristo, who founded the first black actresses' theater company in the UK.

This is a feminist book, without a doubt, and for that reason we could not help but suggest it at the Josefinas' Book Club. A reading that makes us reflect on the present, on the society we live in, and on everything we can do to make the world into a fairer place, that does not prejudice based on skin tones or social classes.

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