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Naomi Alderman - The Power

Naomi Alderman joins Harriett Gilbert to talk about her award-winning novel The Power.

Naomi Alderman talks about her extraordinary novel The Power which imagines that women suddenly develop an electrifying strength, putting them firmly in control - of everything. The new order spreads around the globe, liberating women from enslavement and subjugation but also freeing their darker ambitions. It’s a pacey read, teeming with characters and plot lines. Alderman focusses on Roxy, the teenage daughter of a London crime lord; Tunde a Nigerian journalist chasing the story around the globe, and in America Ali, a young orphan who becomes a spiritual leader and Margot, an ambitious politician who sees the opportunities the new world order offers her.

In this edition of World Book Club, Naomi Alderman talks about the inequalities which inspired her story and her hopes for the future.

(Photo credit: Justine Stoddard.)

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