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Bernardine Evaristo


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in London, The United Kingdom
May 28, 1959

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Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of several books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize in 2019. 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. She was made an MBE in 2009. As a literary activist for inclusion Bernardine has founded a number of 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 P ...more

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Girl, Woman, Other

4.32 avg rating — 192,334 ratings — published 2019 — 83 editions
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Mr Loverman

4.22 avg rating — 9,267 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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Blonde Roots

3.61 avg rating — 5,693 ratings — published 2008 — 20 editions
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The Emperor's Babe

3.70 avg rating — 2,823 ratings — published 2001 — 14 editions
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Manifesto: On Never Giving Up

4.01 avg rating — 2,452 ratings — published 2021 — 22 editions
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Hello Mum

3.66 avg rating — 1,203 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Soul Tourists

3.21 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Lara

3.92 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Feminism

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“be a person with knowledge not just opinions”
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“gender is one of the biggest lies of our civilization”
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“... ageing is nothing to be ashamed of

especially when the entire human race is in it together”
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