This live session will be chaired by Jenna Oppong, and will be held virtually on Zoom.
British writer Bernardine Evaristo is the author of eight books and numerous other works that span the genres of verse fiction, short fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, journalism, and radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based on her interest in the African diaspora. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London. Bernardine’s novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize 2019, the first black woman and black British person to win it in its fifty-year history.
Here Bernardine will be discussing her first non-fiction book, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up. Bernardine’s 2019 Booker win was a significant personal achievement. After over 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 an intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she managed it and charts her refusal to let any barriers stand in her way.
Bernardine will tell you how to be unstoppable – in your craft, your work, your life. Don’t miss Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto for never giving up.