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Girl, Woman, Other

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"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 to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative and fast-moving form that borrows from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that reminds us of everything that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart"-- Provided by publisher.

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Amazing book submitted by Suzanne Wahl on July 17, 2020, 8:29pm A rare book that both provoked a lot of thought and was also thoroughly enjoyable/readable. Loved it and recommend it to everyone.

Powerful Stories submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on August 19, 2020, 6:35am This amazing book shone a light on the rich diversity of Black femininity. It gave me an insight into experiences and perspectives too infrequently examined in the literature.

Great storytelling submitted by godzilla on August 30, 2020, 8:44am Immerse yourself in the lives of several diverse woman in modern day London. Thoroughly engrossing and enlightening. A good window into what it is like to be an immigrant in Britain today.

Outstanding submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on June 13, 2022, 10:12pm Outstanding. I loved how the women’s stories meld into each other. The further I got into this book, the more I loved it, particularly as the women’s lives overlapped. I don’t like short stories (and it isn't really pitched as that, but it is 12 separate women's lives), but this never felt like a book of short stories to me because of how they connected. The wildly varied experiences of the women by age, social experience, family status, gender perspective, career, and cultural history was wonderfully told. Absolutely wonderful. This is a favorite of 2021. I listened as an audiobook and the narration was wonderful, as well.

truly outstanding! submitted by clk.9123 on August 21, 2022, 5:00pm The author is a superb storyteller. The way she weaved the stories between the women in this book together was pure genius. I learned so much from this author.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 464 pages ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780802156983
0802156983

SUBJECTS
Women, Black -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.