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Author Bernardine Evaristo on four decades of perseverance (Rebroadcast)

British author Bernardine Evaristo poses with her book 'Girl, Woman, Other' during the photo call for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.
British author Bernardine Evaristo poses with her book 'Girl, Woman, Other' during the photo call for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

In 2019, British author Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize for her novel “Girl, Woman, Other.” She’s the first Black woman to do so in the award’s 53-year history.

But before that, she had a long career writing plays, poetry, and short stories centered around the African diaspora.

Her new memoir, “Manifesto,” is a story of perseverance:

We talk with Evaristo about finding her voice and never letting it go.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.