24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other

Portrait Bernardine Evaristo
Bernardine Evaristo [© Jennie Scott]

Talk, reading, Q&A

Megan is wild and likes wearing pants. Conflict is inevitable, because her mother wants a well-behaved, dress-wearing daughter. Along with eleven other girls and women* of color, Megan forms the center of this Booker Award-winning novel. This breathtakingly written book fans out the struggles and longings of its characters in a kaleidoscopic way, telling the stories of identity, gender, and racism in alternating perspectives.

Language: English
Guest: Bernardine Evaristo
Presenter: Eliza Apperly
Supporting Act: Berfin Sönmez – »Die Mandarine«

Text: Bernardine Evaristo
Editor: Simon Prosser
German translation: Tanja Handels
Editor [German translation]: Johanna Schwering

for grades 10–12