Close reading: Girl, Woman, Other

Thu 13.08.2020
12:30 - 13:30
Cover Bernardine Evaristo Girl Woman Other

Locations

Muntpunt

Category

Lecture

Price

€ 7 / 5 - reservation is mandatory - in order to keep enough distance from each other, there are only 20 seats for this performance

Language

in English

Together with Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, we will plunge into the Booker Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other, written by Bernardine Evaristo.

Is reading really a solitary activity?

This series proves the contrary. During these close reading sessions, the moderator will read a selection of literary extracts out loud. The participants will then be invited to react, if they wish to, to the content, the stories, the style. The moderator will animate the discussion and share her perspective on the questions raised.

And because current events once more show how our lack of knowledge about the other and their story inevitably leads to tragedy, we have asked our different partners to introduce us to their libraries, to take us off the beaten path. The selected texts and authors will turn the spotlight on stories and narratives that can help us to interpret the mechanisms of power and in so doing to fight them.

Girl, Woman, Other

On 13 August, together with Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, we will plunge into the Booker Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other, written by Bernardine Evaristo. This book features on ‘1 stad, 19 boeken’ (1 city, 19 books), a reading list drawn up for the summer by Brussels book readers of Muntpunt. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives of 12 different black women trying to find their way in different times, from the lesbian theatre-maker Amma to the non-binary Morgan. Despite their diverse backgrounds and social positions, all characters are connected to one another.

For this close reading, Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie will select a number of extracts from the book to help us understand the themes of Girl, Woman, Other.

partner: muntpunt

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