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Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons she sees as grappling with heightened racial tension.
Two women, Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have emerged the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize.
The selection of six books out of a longlist of 13 was announced early this week. It includes Margaret Atwood (Canada), ‘The Testaments,’ Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), ‘Ducks, Newburyport,’ Bernardine Evaristo (UK), ‘Girl, Woman, Other,’ Salman Rushdie (UK/India), ‘Quichotte,’ and Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey) for ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.’
For more than 50 years, the Booker Prize has recognised outstanding fiction in the English-speaking world and is considered one of the top literary awards.
Three Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Chigozie Obioma and Bernardine Evaristo made the longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize.
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