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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment by Amelia Gentleman
    The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment - by Amelia Gentleman

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783351848 | ISBN 10: 1783351845

    ***LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019***  How do you pack for a one-way journey back to a country you left when you were eleven and have not visited for fifty years?  Amelia Gentleman's expose of the Windrush scandal sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman
    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - by Saidiya Hartman

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788163231 | ISBN 10: 1788163230

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, black women in the US were carving out new ways of living. The first generations born after emancipation, their struggle was to live as if they really were free. Their defeats were bitter, but their triumphs beca ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent by Margaret Busby (Editor)
    New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - by Margaret Busby (Editor)

    £30.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912408009 | ISBN 10: 1912408007

    Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.  Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking antho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - by Brittney Cooper

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781250112880 | ISBN 10: 1250112885

    So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taking Up Space: The Black Girl
    Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529118537 | ISBN 10: 1529118530

    A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates.  As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
    Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780008306304 | ISBN 10: 0008306303

    "Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books you ... more

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  • Cover image of book Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
    Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781409189275 | ISBN 10: 1409189279

    Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

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  • Cover image of book A FLY Girl
    A FLY Girl's Guide To University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions... - by Lola Olufemi, Odelia Younge, Waithera Sebatindira and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912565146 | ISBN 10: 1912565145

    A FLY Girl’s Guide to University is a collection of memoirs, essays, poetry and prose from four women of colour who studied at the University of Cambridge. It is a multifaceted calling out of the wrongness underpinning their shared experience at Ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones
    Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets - by Feminista Jones

    £11.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780807055373 | ISBN 10: 0807055379

    A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentato ... more

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  • Cover image of book She Called Me Woman: Nigeria
    She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak - by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115595 | ISBN 10: 1911115596

    “We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
    Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim

    £16.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780525619772 | ISBN 10: 0525619771

    Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this time ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide
    Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula - by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781925418804 | ISBN 10: 1925418804

    Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast, Grace Jones is truly one of a kind, equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable.   From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
    This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare - by Gabourey Sidibe

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784708443 | ISBN 10: 1784708445

    The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir which is wise, complex, smart and funny.   This Is Just My Face is the whirlwind tour of Gabourey Sidibe’s life so far. In it, we meet her polygamous father, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. by Beverly Bond (Editor)
    Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. - by Beverly Bond (Editor)

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781501157929 | ISBN 10: 1501157922

    From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world.  Fueled b ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, & Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins
    This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, & Feminist in (White) America - by Morgan Jerkins

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780062666154 | ISBN 10: 0062666150

    Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Elle, Vogue, Nylon, The Millions, Refinery29, the Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bitch Media, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and Paperback Paris.  From one of the fie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters by Aph Ko and Syl Ko
    Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters - by Aph Ko and Syl Ko

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781590565551 | ISBN 10: 159056555x

    In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism.   Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sister ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio
    A Beautiful Work In Progress - by Mirna Valerio

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781503943391 | ISBN 10: 1503943399

    Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for “Did Not Start” and DNF for “Did Not Finish,” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit.”   Valerio has tied on her ru ... more

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  • Cover image of book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie
    Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color - by Andrea J. Ritchie

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780807088982 | ISBN 10: 0807088986

    A timely examination of the ways Black women, Indigenous women, and other women of color are uniquely affected by racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement.   Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates
    The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers - by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780143105992 | ISBN 10: 014310599x

    A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century.   The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive ant ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light
    What Happened, Miss Simone? - by Alan Light

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782118749 | ISBN 10: 1782118748

    Inspired by the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, this is the story of the real Miss Simone.   What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocativ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
    Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race - by Margot Lee Shetterly

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008201326 | ISBN 10: 0008201323

    The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller  Now a major motion picture. Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
    Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology - by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

    £20.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780822362951 | ISBN 10: 0822362953

    The editors and contributors to Color of Violence ask: What would it take to end violence against women of color?  Presenting the fierce and vital writing of organizers, lawyers, scholars, poets, and policy makers, Color of Violence radically reposi ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'll Never Write My Memoirs - by Grace Jones

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781471135217 | ISBN 10: 1471135217

    Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as the cover girl for such pu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters to a Young Generation 2: 17 Inspirational Letters to the Next Generation of Women by Amanda Wilson
    Letters to a Young Generation 2: 17 Inspirational Letters to the Next Generation of Women - by Amanda Wilson

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780957136762 | ISBN 10: 0957136765

    In this new book of letters, 17 women share their experiences of growing up in the UK as a black female. Heartfelt and honest, they offer words of wisdom and encouragement to the next generation. Contributions from: Sinitta, Bianca Miller, Ms Dynamit ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family
    My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past - by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781473616257 | ISBN 10: 1473616255

    An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List.   When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage (Editors)
    Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women - by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage (Editors)

    £24.50   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781469620916 | ISBN 10: 146962091x

    Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation by Trimiko Melancon
    Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation - by Trimiko Melancon

    £18.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781439911464 | ISBN 10: 1439911460

    Unbought and Unbossed examines black womens literary and cultural production of the 1970s and early 1980s. Considering texts in the socio-cultural and historical moments of their production, Trimiko Melancon analyzes representations of black women t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Light of Truth by Ida Wells
    The Light of Truth - by Ida Wells

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780143106821 | ISBN 10: 0143106821

    In this collection, Wells's anti-lynching crusade comes alive. Through brilliant social analysis, she exposed lynching as part of a larger framework of subjugation in which white people used violence as a deliberate tactic to combat black economic pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Passion for Freedom: My Life by Mamphela Ramphele
    A Passion for Freedom: My Life - by Mamphela Ramphele

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784530426 | ISBN 10: 1784530425

    Mamphela Ramphele is a figurehead of modern South Africa. The partner of Steve Biko, until his death in 1977, she has demonstrated extraordinary political leadership and statesmanship, most recently as the leader of the Agang SA party.   In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer
    A Parallel Life - by Bonnie Greer

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909807624 | ISBN 10: 1909807621

    Standing on the corner of Michigan Avenue, in the middle of the biggest blizzard of the decade and at the height of the rush hour, I yelled into the driving snow and howling Arctic wind: OK! After playing the role of good daughter, great sister, best ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby
    Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson - by Barbara Ransby

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300205855 | ISBN 10: 0300205856

    Won Honorable Mention for the 2013 Southern California Book Festival, in the Biography/Autobiography category, sponored by JM Northern Media LLC.   Won an Honorable Mention for the 2013 New England Book Festival given by the JM Northern Media ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music by Anglique Kidjo, with Rachel Wenrick
    Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music - by Anglique Kidjo, with Rachel Wenrick

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780062071798 | ISBN 10: 0062071793

    Grammy Award-winning singer Anglique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she's prompting others all around ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fierce Angels: Living with a Legacy from the Sacred Dark Feminine to the Strong Black Woman by Sheri Parks
    Fierce Angels: Living with a Legacy from the Sacred Dark Feminine to the Strong Black Woman - by Sheri Parks

    £16.50   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781613745045 | ISBN 10: 1613745044

    The Strong Black Woman has been a part of mainstream culture for centuries, as a myth, a goddess, a positive role model, a stereotype, and as a burden. In Fierce Angels, Sheri Parks explores the concept of the Strong Black Woman, its influence on p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus by Peggy and Murray Schwartz
    The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus - by Peggy and Murray Schwartz

    £19.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780300187939 | ISBN 10: 0300187939

    Pearl Primus (1919-1994) blazed onto the dance scene in 1943 with stunning works that incorporated social and racial protest into their dance aesthetic. In The Dance Claimed Me, Peggy and Murray Schwartz, friends and colleagues of Primus, offer an in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment by Carole Boyce Davies (Editor)
    Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment - by Carole Boyce Davies (Editor)

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780956240163 | ISBN 10: 095624016x

    Claudia Jones was a smart, politically-wise, brilliant, transnational feminist, Pan Africanist theorist and cultural activist who brought together in her speeches and writings the politics that is now seen as a necessary way of intersecting a variet ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Long Way From Paradise: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide by Leah Chishugi
    A Long Way From Paradise: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide - by Leah Chishugi

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086573 | ISBN 10: 1844086577

    Leah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but, aged seventeen, she moved to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model. She married and had a son. Then in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict, and escaped only after being left for dead u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Constructing Incest Stories: Black Women
    Constructing Incest Stories: Black Women's Voices in Fact and Fiction - by Dorothy L. Hurley and E. Anthony Hurley

    £21.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781592217113 | ISBN 10: 1592217117

    Constructing Incest Stories: Black Womens Voices in Fact and Fiction provides a highly original perspective on incest by an illuminating fusion of social science research and literary analysis.   The analysis of the process of the constructi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tears of the Desert: One Woman
    Tears of the Desert: One Woman's True Story of Surviving the Horrors of Darfur - by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340963579 | ISBN 10: 0340963573

    Halima Bashir was born into the remote western deserts of Sudan. She grew up in a wonderfully rich environment and later went on to study medicine. At the age of twenty-four she returned to her tribe and began practising as their first ever qualified ... more

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  • Cover image of book Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole  Boyce Davies
    Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones - by Carole Boyce Davies

    £22.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780822341161 | ISBN 10: 0822341166

    In Left of Karl Marx, Carole Boyce Davies assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (19151964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist, and feminist. Jones is buried in Londons Highgate Cemetery, to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Women for Beginners by S. Pearl Sharp
    Black Women for Beginners - by S. Pearl Sharp

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389201 | ISBN 10: 193438920x

    There's a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country. So no matter where you go, she's already been there. Her presence is everywhere.  Black Women for Beginners chronicles the trials and triumphs of Black Women from an ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Our Mother
    In Search of Our Mother's Gardens - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780753819609 | ISBN 10: 0753819600

    The first collection of Alice Walker's non-fiction spanning fifteen years in the career of this remarkable writer.  This collection of essays is a celebration of the legacy of creativity - especially the rich vein of women's stories and spiritu ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Praise of Black Women -  Volume 1:  Ancient African Queens by Simone Schwarz-Bart
    In Praise of Black Women - Volume 1: Ancient African Queens - by Simone Schwarz-Bart

    £57.95   hardback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780299172503 | ISBN 10: 0299172503

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high price of this book it is not a title we would have in stock, but we can order it on request. Please also note that it is probably quite a heavy book, and so postage costs would be higher than average. It is not available ... more

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  • Cover image of book But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women
    But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies - by Gloria T. Hull et al (editors)

    £20.99   paperback   (1982) - ISBN 13: 9780912670959 | ISBN 10: 0912670959

    Bibliographies and a collection of syllabi provide readers with essential classroom materials and a map for further research. Winner of the Outstanding Women of Color Award and the Women Educator's Curriculum Material Award. "This is 'necessary brea ... more

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