Bernadine Evaristo joint winner of the 2019 Booker prize is in the news again.
In a recent BBC news, a correspondent in a bid to make a comparism between the recent 2019 Turner prize joint winners and its Booker Prize’s equivalent, summarily described Bernadine Evaristo as ‘another author’ who Margaret Artwood won the Booker Prize with.
Bernadine took to Twitter to register her displeasure at what age described as an attempt to discredit her achievement.
Her tweet which was addressed to the BBC twitter handle called them out for the statement and also enjoined other people to retweet.
“How quickly & casually they have removed my name from history – the first black woman to win it. This is what we’ve always been up against, folks,” she tweeted.
Find the tweet below.
Pls RT: The @BBC described me yesterday as ‘another author’ apropos @TheBookerPrizes 2019. How quickly & casually they have removed my name from history – the first black woman to win it. This is what we’ve always been up against, folks.
Twitter rhetorics have labelled the BBC’s statement as “sloppy” and “disrespectful,” going into history as one of the many “editorial mistakes” that the BBC is famous for.
The BBC is yet to issue any response to the matter.