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Manifesto On Never Giving Up by @BernardineEvari

By Pamelascott

The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer Bernardine Evaristo.

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.


When I won the Booker Prize in 2019 for my novel 'Girl, Woman, Other', I became an 'overnight success' - after forty years working professionally in the arts. INTRODUCTION


(@PRHAudio, 7 October 2021, audiobook, 6 hours 8 minutes, freebie via @GooglePlay from #SkyVIP)



I really enjoyed Manifesto On Never Giving Up. I like Evaristo's voice and have done ever since I heard her reading an extract of one of her books on a televised book festival a couple of years ago. She has the kind of voice that lures you in. The fact she reads the audiobook was a bonus for me. I really enjoyed this. I found it entertaining as well as inspiration as Evaristo charts the experiences that have shaped her as a person and a writer. I'd recommend this.

Manifesto Never Giving @BernardineEvari

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