Arts & Culture
Bernardine Evaristo: Manifesto on Never Giving Up
03 October 2021
Southbank Centre | £15 - £25
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
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.
In Manifesto she gives a 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 while offering a vital contribution to current conversations around social issues such as race, class, feminism, sexuality, and aging.
Afua Hirsch is a writer, journalist, and broadcaster. She is a columnist for The Guardian, and appears regularly on the BBC, Sky News and CNN. Her first book, Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging was awarded a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction.
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NB: Signed copies of Manifesto: On Never Giving Up are available to buy as an optional add-on for £10.99. You can select the add-on once you’ve added a ticket to your basket.
You can preorder the book scheduled for release 7 October 2021 here