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An Evening with 2019 Booker Prize Winner Bernardine Evaristo

Thursday 28th October 2021
18:30 at Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG

Join us for a fantastic evening with 2019 Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo, as she discusses her new book, Manifesto. The evening will be in-conversation with Simon Savidge.

Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 Booker win - the first by a Black woman - was a revolutionary moment both for British culture and for her. After three decades as a trailblazing writer, teacher and activist, she moved from the margins to centre stage, taking her place in the spotlight at last. Her journey was a long one, but she made it, and she made history.
 
Manifesto is Bernardine Evaristo's intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she did it, refusing to let any barriers stand in her way. She charts her creative rebellion against the mainstream and her life-long commitment to the imaginative exploration of 'untold' stories. And drawing deeply on her own experiences, she offers a vital contribution to current conversations around social issues such as race, class, feminism, sexuality and ageing.
 
This is a unique book about staying true to yourself and to your vision. It's about how to be unstoppable - in your craft, your work, your life. It is Bernardine Evaristo's manifesto for never giving up.

Simon Savidge is a book reviewer and broadcaster, most known for his YouTube channel, Savidge Reads. He was a presenter on Sky Arts last autumn on Book Club Live and is currently presenting Sky Arts Book Club Extra. He recently judged the overall Costa Book Award 2020 and the Desmond Elliott Prize 2021. He is Books Editor for Frank Magazine and co-hosts The Frank Book Club with Melanie Sykes. He is also one of the hosts of BBC Sounds Turn Up For The Books coming this autumn. You can find him at @savidgereads

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Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG

Thursday 28th October 2021
18:30

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