Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other Review

Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019

Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood

Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.

Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.

Title:Girl, Woman, Other
Edition Language:English

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    Girl, Woman, Other Reviews

  • Roxane

    Magnificent novel of such grand scope and ambition. This is a novel about 12 women but it is also a sweeping history of the black British experience. The attention to detail, the structure, the syntax...

  • Gumble's Yard

    Now shortlisted for the Women's Prize.Winner (jointly) of the 2019 Booker Prize - perhaps appropriately given its closing words this is about beingtogether A book I have read and loved three times s...

  • Paromjit

    After hearing so much about this novel, a joint winner of the Booker prize, I was incredibly keen to read this. Bernardine Evaristo writes vibrantly of a contemporary Britain that is rarely seen, chal...

  • Lisa

    Polyphonic choir of women, singing a song of life in dissonances and harmonies! This may well be my favourite book of 2019, curing a stress-related Reader's Block with instant effect. Sharing is cari...

  • Katia N

    Update: This predictably has won the Booker 2019 (jointly). And if it is the best book of the shortlist, I am very happy about my decision not to spend time reading any others shortlisted this year. O...

  • Cecily

    it’s easy to forget that England is made up of many Englandsa cosy scratchy patchwork of connected storiesa polyphonic harmony of dissonant voicesa hymn, ancient and modern, to women of coloura beau...

  • Meike

    Winner of the Booker Prize 2019 (together with The Testaments)This panoramic, polyphonic novel reflects the lives of (mostly black) women in Britain, and its narrative approach could be described as l...

  • Nat K

    ✩✩✩ Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 ✩✩✩ ”On Our Own Terms or Not At All.”Twelve stories from twelve women.When I started reading this, the stories seemed straightforward. De...

  • Michael

    The winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize, Girl, Woman, Other takes an energetic look at British Black womanhood. The linked short story collection consists of four triptychs, each focusing on the hopes...

  • Henk

    Well deserved Booker prize 2019 winner!Filled with humor while narrating the racially and sexual diverse female experience in Great BrittainI am a major sucker for interconnected, contemporary stories...