An urgent manifesto on never giving up from the Booker prize-winning trailblazer whose 2019 win – the first by a Black woman – was a revolutionary moment both for British culture and for her. After three decades as a writer, teacher and activist, she moved from the margins to centre stage, and she made history. This is her intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she did it, refusing to let barriers stand in her way. She charts her creative rebellion against the mainstream and her life-long commitment to the imaginative exploration of 'untold' stories. Drawing deeply on her own experiences, she offers a vital contribution to current conversations around social issues such as race, class, feminism, sexuality and ageing, in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith, journalist and Director of the European Literature Network.
In association with the British Council