Girl, Woman, Other. Bernadine Evaristo
A vibrant portrait of twelve different individuals – mostly black, mostly women – who together offer an insight into a sector of British society over the past hundred years. What I love about this book is the way Evaristo prompts us to look beyond the stereotypical portrayals of black women in popular culture, encouraging us to see her characters for who they really are – rounded individuals with a multitude of thoughts and feelings. Exuberant, striking, funny and poignant, this is a wonderful novel for our times.