Girl, Woman, Other

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:00pm
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GSC Book Discussion Registration: CLOSED
Discussion led by anupama jain, Executive Director of Pittsburgh's Gender Equity Commission, City of Pittsburgh's Mayor's Office

In Conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, GSC is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. 

The Global Studies Center, along with prominent PITT faculty will hold a virtual book discussion on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6 PM. Please register above by clicking on the date. Once your registration is received, a Zoom-Link will be sent to you via email.

With Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo became the first Black woman to win the Booker Prize for Fiction. The novel is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity, across generations, in a group of Black British women.

Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Co-sponsored by the Pitt University Library System (ULS) and the European Studies Center.



Author Info
Bernardine Evaristo

British writer Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of eight books and numerous other published and produced works that span the genres of novels, poetry, verse fiction, short fiction, essays, literary criticism, and radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London.
A staunch and longstanding activist and advocate for the inclusion of artists and writers of color, Bernardine has initiated several successful schemes to ensure increased representation in the creative industries.

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