Girl, Woman, Other Quotes

Bernardine Evaristo
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On Our Own Terms / or Not At All."
-- Amma and Dominique (Chapter 1 (Amma))

Importance: This quote is the motto for the indie theatre company, Bush Women Theatre, that Amma and Dominique found early in their careers. It represents their refusal to compromise their principles or their politics in order to get work in the theatre. It indicates the reality that they were faced with a lot of racism and sexism when they began their careers as minority women in theatre. This quote also demonstrates where their careers began and how far they have come in the intervening years, as represented by Amma's production at The National, an institution that represents the mainstream cultural establishment.

Nor is the child she raised to be a feminist calling herself one lately / feminism is so herd-like, Yazz told her, to be honest, even being a woman is passé these days, we had a non-binary activist at uni called Morgan Malenga...
-- Amma and Yazz (Chapter 1 (Amma))

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