CW: child abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, queerphobia, racism
Bernadine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive the award. Girl, Woman, Other has been named to over twenty best books of the year lists, including a selection by President Barack Obama. It is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of a group of black British women. Girl, Woman, Other is populated with unforgettable characters, form a lesbian playwright to a jaded schoolteacher to a nonbinary social media influencer. Sparklingly witty, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form, this is a polyphonic social novel by a masterful writer who has finally been lauded at the level she has long deserved.