Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is a British writer, born in Woolwich, south east London to an English mother and Nigerian father. She has written novels in various mixes of prose and poetry; she has also written poems, radio plays, and theatre plays. Among her other honours, The Emperor's Babe was chosen as one of the Times' "100 Best Books of the Decade" and Evaristo was named a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for being "a major voice in the multicultural panorama of British literature".



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Amma wanted her daughter to be free, feminist and powerful
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was born nineteen years ago in a birthing pool in Amma’s candle-lit living room

surrounded by incense, the music of lapping waves, a doula and midwife, Shirley and Roland – her great friend, who’d agreed to father her child when the death of her parents triggered an unprecedented and all-consuming broodiness
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Yazz was the miracle she never thought she wanted, and having a child really did complete her, something she rarely confided because it somehow seemed anti-feminist
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