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African American Book Club - In-person

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

2024-07-09 19:00:00 2024-07-09 20:00:00 America/New_York African American Book Club - In-person Join us for a discussion of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Marilyn J. Praisner Library -

Tuesday, July 09
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-09 19:00:00 2024-07-09 20:00:00 America/New_York African American Book Club - In-person Join us for a discussion of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Marilyn J. Praisner Library -

Join us for a discussion of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This group is associated with the Marilyn Praisner J. Library and all are welcome.

Print copies of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo will be available beginning June 4, 2024.

Girl, Woman, Other is available as an eBook on Libby, and as an eAuidiobook on Libby.

"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"-- MCPL Catalog

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Accommodation Requests

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

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AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions |

TAGS: | Indoor Program |

Marilyn J. Praisner Library

Phone: 240-773-9460

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