WATCH: Bernardine Evaristo Talks to Rumaan Alam About Her Theory of Unstoppability
Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, St. Joseph’s College, and Brooklyn Voices
Greenlight Bookstore and St. Joseph’s College welcomes award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo for the virtual launch of her new memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, as part of the Brooklyn Voices series. In Evaristo’s nonfiction debut, she offers readers an intimate and inspirational account of her life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream to fight to bring her creative work into the world. In her 40-plus years of centering the stories and histories of Black Britons, Evaristo refused to let any barriers stand in her way.
In conversation with bestselling author Rumaan Alam, Evaristo will discuss her theory of unstoppability, which helped her chart a path as a young actor and playwright in London, through political awakenings and activism, and ultimately led to her fierce determination to tell stories that were absent in the literary world around her.
Founded in October 2009 by Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Combining the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with carefully curated, community-minded events, Greenlight has earned a reputation as a literary destination. Greenlight has continued to serve its community during the COVID-19 pandemic with a diverse array of virtual events, and has been inspired by the movements for racial justice across the country to engage in the work of becoming a more anti-racist company. Learn more at greenlightbookstore.com or check them out @greenlightbklyn.