• WoWFEST19 Presents: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

  • Thu, 16-05-2019 at 17:00
  • News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
    96 Bold Street
    L1 4HY Liverpool
WoWFEST19 Presents: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop - Liverpool

WoWFEST19 is thrilled to present...Girl, Woman, Other, the latest novel by award-winning Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo, a love song to black womanhood that crackles with life, follows the lives and struggles of modern black British women and their stories of families, friends and lovers. In partnership with News from Nowhere for Feminist Book fortnight.Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.'Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Her tales marry down-to-earth characters with engrossing story lines about identity, and the UK of today' Elif ShafakBernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of seven other books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her writing also spans short fiction, reviews, essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. As a literary activist for inclusion she has founded several successful initiatives including Spread the Word writer development agency (1995 - ongoing); The Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-2017) and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize (2012 - ongoing).'Witty, exhilarating and wise... Once again, Bernardine Evaristo reminds us she is one of Britain's best writers, an iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtly and humanity. Exceptional' Nikesh Shukla Writing on the Wall invites you to our 20th annual festival, under the theme: 'Where Are We Now? Change is in the air. All that is solid, like the icecaps, is melting into air. Things fall apart - can the centre hold? The rich are getting richer, but otherwise uncertainty is the order of the day; Brexit, climate change, class, feminism, gender, race, populism, fake news, digital surveillance, and more, much more, are changing and challenging all our old conceptions. The stage is now set for WoWFest19 to seek answers to the question...