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Manifesto : on never giving up / Bernardine Evaristo.

Author/creator Evaristo, Bernardine, 1959- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2021
Descriptionix, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction -- Heritage, childhood, family, origins -- Houses, flats, rooms, homes -- The women and men who came and went -- Drama, community, performance, politics -- Poetry, fiction, verse fiction, fusion fiction -- Influences, sources, language, education -- The self, ambition, transformation, activism -- Conclusion -- The Evaristo manifesto.
Abstract "Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 Booker Prize win was an historic and revolutionary occasion, with Evaristo being the first Black woman and first Black British person ever to win the prize in its fifty-year history. Girl, Woman, Other was named a favorite book of the year by President Obama and Roxane Gay, was translated into thirty-five languages, and has now reached more than a million readers. Evaristo's astonishing nonfiction debut, Manifesto, is a vibrant and inspirational account of Evaristo's life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought over several decades to bring her creative work into the world. With her characteristic humor, Evaristo describes her childhood as one of eight siblings, with a Nigerian father and white Catholic mother, tells the story of how she helped set up Britain's first Black women's theatre company, remembers the queer relationships of her twenties, and recounts her determination to write books that were absent in the literary world around her. She provides a hugely powerful perspective to contemporary conversations around race, class, feminism, sexuality, and aging. She reminds us of how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. In Manifesto, Evaristo charts her theory of unstoppability, showing creative people how they too can visualize and find success in their work, ignoring the naysayers. Both unconventional memoir and inspirational text, Manifesto is a unique reminder to us all to persist in doing work we believe in, even when we might feel overlooked or discounted. Evaristo shows us how we too can follow in her footsteps, from first vision, to insistent perseverance, to eventual triumph"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"First published in Great Britain in 2021 by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK."--Title page verso.
LCCN 2021052955
ISBN9780802158901 hardcover
ISBN0802158900 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40030827616

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