New Daughters of Africa at Hay Festival


Bernardine Evaristo’s fabulous Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. Evaristo also appears in Busby’s New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, published by Myriad in March 2019.

Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this essential volume honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them—and all of us.

This event will run from 10 am – 11.30 am on the Hay Festival Foundation Stage.

Hay Festival features a wealth of events—also featuring will be Lisa Blower, author of It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s (Myriad, 2019) on the 29th May (see here) .

Tickets are on sale now via the Hay Festival website.