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Description - The Emperor's Babe, by Bernardine Evaristo

Through the bustling, hustling city, its slum tenements and sumptuous villas, we follow Zuleika, feisty and precocious daughter of Sudanese immigrants made good. Married off to a rich, fat, absent Roman, she is stranded in luxurious neglect, until, one day, Septimus Severus, the Emperor himself, comes to town, bringing with him not just love - but danger . . . Funky and funny, sexy and moving, this novel in verse is a triumph of imaginative writing - and of sheer lyrical and emotional vitality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140297812
ISBN-10: 0140297812
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo's debut novel, LARA, was published to wide critical acclaim, and won the Emma Best Book Award in 1999. She is a former Poet in Residence at the Museum of London, and her work has been widely anthologized. She won a prestigious Arts Council Writers Award in 2000.

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