Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (2019)
Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning novel is about many mothers, mother figures, daughters and daughter figures. Following 12 characters, the book traverses both time and place, going from Newcastle to Cornwall, from London to the US.
Among the people readers meet are Amma, a theatre director, and her daughter Yazz, and immigrant Bummi and her daughter Carole. Evaristo also explores other types of mother/daughter like relationships, including Hattie, a 93-year-old farmer, and her grandchild Morgan.
Girl, Woman, Other is both an intimate look at the complicated relationships between women, and a wider look at being a Black woman in society today.