Manifesto – Bernardine Evaristo
Tue, 19 October 7:30pm
Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker win – the first by a Black woman – was a revolutionary moment for British culture and for her. MANIFESTO is her fearless account of how she did it charting her creative rebellion against the mainstream and her life-long commitment to the imaginative exploration of ‘untold’ stories. From a childhood steeped in racism to discovering the arts through her local youth theatre and setting up Britain’s first theatre company for Black women in the eighties, to growing into the trailblazing writer and activist we see today. Bernardine offers insights into the nature of race, class, feminism, sexuality and ageing in modern Britain. It’s a manifesto for anyone who has ever stood on the margins.