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Bernardine Evaristo

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER

Contents

1.

Chapter One

2.

Amma

3.

Yazz

4.

Dominique

5.

Chapter Two

6.

Carole

7.

Bummi

8.

LaTisha

9.

Chapter Three

10.

Shirley

11.

Winsome

12.

Penelope

13.

Chapter Four

14.

Megan/Morgan

15.

Hattie

16.

Grace

17.

Chapter Five

18.

The After-party

19.

Epilogue

20.

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of seven books and numerous other published works, spanning fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism and drama. She has won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, among many others, and is a Member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts. She has also been awarded an MBE.

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Chapter One

Amma

1

Amma

is walking along the promenade of the waterway that bisects her city, a few early morning barges cruise slowly by

to her left is the nautical-themed footbridge with its deck-like walkway and sailing mast pylons

to her right is the bend in the river as it heads east past Waterloo Bridge towards the dome of St Paul’s

she feels the sun begin to rise, the air still breezy before the city clogs up with heat and fumes

a violinist plays something suitably uplifting further along the promenade

Amma’s play, The Last Amazon of Dahomey, opens at the National tonight

she thinks back to when she started out in theatre when she and her running mate, Dominique, developed a reputation for heckling shows that offended their political sensibilities their powerfully trained actors’ voices projected from the back of the stalls before they made a quick getaway

they believed in protest that was public, disruptive and downright annoying to those at the other end of it

she remembers pouring a pint of beer over the head of a director whose play featured semi-naked black women running around on stage behaving like idiots

before doing a runner into the backstreets of Hammersmith howling

Amma then spent decades on the fringe, a renegade lobbing hand grenades at the establishment that excluded her

until the mainstream began to absorb what was once radical and she found herself hopeful of joining it

which only happened when the first female artistic director assume

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Alice
Great book, nicely written and thank you BooksVooks for uploading

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