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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 80 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 Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown
    The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me - by Keah Brown

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781982100544 | ISBN 10: 1982100540

    From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.  Keah Brown ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith
    Incendiary Art - by Patricia Smith

    £12.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780374710 | ISBN 10: 1780374712

    2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2018 NAACP Image Award Finalist 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize  Incendiary Art confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of the mothers of mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward
    The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race - by Jesmyn Ward

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408892589 | ISBN 10: 1408892588

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   A timely and groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race in America edited by Jesmyn Ward, the first woman to win the National Book Award twice.   In this bestselling collection of essays and poems, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Immigrant USA by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Editors)
    The Good Immigrant USA - by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Editors)

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349700366 | ISBN 10: 0349700362

    The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty-six personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good Immigrant.  GU ... more

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  • Cover image of book C.L.R. James And Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings of C.L.R. James 1939-1949 by Paul Le Blanc and Scott McLemee (Editors)
    C.L.R. James And Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings of C.L.R. James 1939-1949 - by Paul Le Blanc and Scott McLemee (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608468645 | ISBN 10: 160846864x

    C.L.R. James And Revolutionary Marxism collects some of the most important, but difficult to obtain, articles from the legendary Trinidadian-Marxist.   C. L. R. James was one of the most influential Marxists of his generation. His important co ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    We Were Eight Years in Power - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241982495 | ISBN 10: 0241982499

    An essential account of modern America, from Obama to Trump, from black lives matter to white supremacists rising - by the bestselling author of Between the World and Me.  Obama's presidency was a watershed moment in American history. From 2008-2 ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Can
    I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement - by Matt Taibbi

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780753548691 | ISBN 10: 0753548690

    The incredible story of the death of Eric Garner, the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement and the new fault lines of race, protest, policing and the power of the people.   On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner d ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow
    No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson - by Jeff Sparrow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911617204 | ISBN 10: 1911617206

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism by Noel A. Cazenave
    Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism - by Noel A. Cazenave

    £27.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781138549937 | ISBN 10: 1138549932

    Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Policing The Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis, Bryan A. Stevenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis
    Policing The Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment - by Angela J. Davis, Bryan A. Stevenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780525436614 | ISBN 10: 0525436618

    A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal schol ... 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 The Blacker the Berry... by Wallace Thurman
    The Blacker the Berry... - by Wallace Thurman

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780143131878 | ISBN 10: 0143131877

    The groundbreaking Harlem Renaissance novel about prejudice within the black community.  Emma Lou Morgan’s skin is black. So black that it’s a source of shame to her not only among the largely white community of her hometown of Boise, Id ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Liberation And The American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice by Paul Le Blanc (Editor)
    Black Liberation And The American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice - by Paul Le Blanc (Editor)

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781608467853 | ISBN 10: 1608467856

    Analysing intersections of race, class, and gender alongside primary texts, this unique volume explores racism and antiracism in the US.   Considering the connections between class and racial oppression, and the often marginalized role of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives by Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave and Rachel L. Swarns
    Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives - by Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave and Rachel L. Swarns

    £22.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780316552967 | ISBN 10: 0316552968

    Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times – until now. Unseen uncovers these never-before published photographs and tells the stories behind them.&n ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad
    The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir - by Anand Prahlad

    £16.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781602233218 | ISBN 10: 1602233217

    Anand Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir, vividly internal, powerfully lyrical, and brilliantly impressionistic, is his story.   For the first four years of his life, Prahlad didn’t speak. But his silenc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
    Notes of a Native Son - by James Baldwin

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241334003 | ISBN 10: 0241334004

    'The story of the negro in America is the story of America ... it is not a very pretty story'   James Baldwin's breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241325230 | ISBN 10: 0241325234

    NEW YORK TIMES #2 BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2018 "I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates."(Toni Morrison) From 2008-2016, the leader ... more

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  • Cover image of book C.L.R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary by Paul Buhle
    C.L.R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary - by Paul Buhle

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786634535 | ISBN 10: 1786634538

    C. L. R. James was a protean twentieth-century Marxist intellectual, widely recognized as a pioneering scholar of slave revolt; a leading voice of Pan-Africanism; a peripatetic revolutionary and scholar who was active in US and UK radical movements; ... more

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  • Cover image of book (H)afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1-4 by Juliana “Jewels” Smith, illustrated by Ronald Nelson
    (H)afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1-4 - by Juliana “Jewels” Smith, illustrated by Ronald Nelson

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781629634487 | ISBN 10: 1629634484

    Glyph Award winner Juliana “Jewels” Smith and illustrator Ronald Nelson have created an unflinching visual and literary tour-de-force on the most pressing issues of the day — including gentrification, police violence, and the housing crisis — ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison
    The Origin of Others - by Toni Morrison

    £18.95   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780674976450 | ISBN 10: 0674976452

    America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What ... more

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  • Cover image of book Farewell Speeches by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
    Farewell Speeches - by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781612196886 | ISBN 10: 1612196888

    “Show up. Dive in. Persevere. Sometimes you’ll win. Sometimes you’ll lose.”   The final speeches of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both speeches were instant and moving lan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trial Of Patrolman Thomas Shea: The True Account of a Police Murder of an Innocent Black Child by Thomas Hauser
    The Trial Of Patrolman Thomas Shea: The True Account of a Police Murder of an Innocent Black Child - by Thomas Hauser

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781609807313 | ISBN 10: 1609807316

    The true story behind Audre Lorde’s 1975 poem “Power” — a masterly, gripping and true account of the tragedy of the early-morning shooting of a child and the trial of a policeman for murder that followed. Was it a case of mistaken identity or ... more

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  • Cover image of book I am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck
    I am Not Your Negro - by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141986678 | ISBN 10: 0141986670

    The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film.   In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
    Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin - by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781909762572 | ISBN 10: 1909762571

    On February 26th 2012 seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with a bag of Skittles and a can of juice when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighbourhood watchman ended his young life. In a matter of weeks, Trayvon Martin’s name w ... more

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  • Cover image of book "They Can
    "They Can't Kill Us All": The Story of Black Lives Matter - by Wesley Lowery

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141986142 | ISBN 10: 014198614x

    A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it   In over a year of on-the-ground ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: A Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons by Jane Lazarre
    Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: A Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons - by Jane Lazarre

    £18.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780822361664 | ISBN 10: 0822361663

    "I am Black," Jane Lazarre's son tells her. "I have a Jewish mother, but I am not 'biracial.' That term is meaningless to me."  In this moving memoir, Jane Lazarre, the white Jewish mother of now adult Black sons, offers a powerful meditatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Muhammad Ali by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane
    Muhammad Ali - by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781506703183 | ISBN 10: 1506703186

    The story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali!   An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who metamorphosed from Cassius Clay to become a three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali. Not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar and Alana Yu-lan Price (Editors)
    Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States - by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar and Alana Yu-lan Price (Editors)

    £15.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608466122 | ISBN 10: 1608466124

    A thorough and timely exploration of the reality of US police violence against Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.   What is the reality of policing in the United States? Do the police keep anyone safe and secure other than the very wealthy? ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe
    In the Wake: On Blackness and Being - by Christina Sharpe

    £19.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780822362944 | ISBN 10: 0822362945

    In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake."   Activating multiple registers of "wake" ... more

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    'Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream': Communism in the African American Imaginary - by Cathy Bergin

    £21.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608466399 | ISBN 10: 1608466396

    Most literary critics take it for granted that mid-century African-American writers considered the Communist movement to be incapable of comprehending and responding to racial oppression.  In this groundbreaking study, Cathy Bergin argues that i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis
    Freedom is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - by Angela Y. Davis

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465644 | ISBN 10: 1608465640

    In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.  Reflectin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden
    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown - by Lezley McSpadden

    £20.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781942872528 | ISBN 10: 1942872526

    The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden — the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 — sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
    Negroland: A Memoir - by Margo Jefferson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783783021 | ISBN 10: 1783783028

    The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain ... more

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  • Cover image of book Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton (Editors)
    Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter - by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784783167 | ISBN 10: 1784783161

    "A major work... I couldnt think of a more compelling and timely work such as this."(Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars ... more

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  • Cover image of book From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation - by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465620 | ISBN 10: 1608465624

    The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784785345 | ISBN 10: 1784785342

    The Beautiful Struggle is an extraordinary memoir from the most important new voice in the US race debate and the author of New York Times bestseller list no. 1 Between the World and Me, hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading. This small a ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa (Editors)
    This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa (Editors)

    £21.50   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781438454382 | ISBN 10: 1438454384

    Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies CategoryFINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Anthologies Category  Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - by Bryan Stevenson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781925228311 | ISBN 10: 1925228312

    Named a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Esquire, and Time.  The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. One in every 15 people born there today is expected to go to prison. For black men t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Between the World and Me - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781925240702 | ISBN 10: 1925240703

    Winner, Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction, United States, 2015 Shortlisted, National Book Award for Non-Fiction, United States, 2015  In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
    Citizen: An American Lyric - by Claudia Rankine

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141981772 | ISBN 10: 0141981776

    WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY   WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY   'Everywhere were flashes, a siren sounding and a stretched-out roar. Get on the ground. Get on the ground now. Then I ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television - by Gayle Wald

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780822358374 | ISBN 10: 0822358379

    Soul! was where Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire got funky, where Toni Morrison read from her debut novel, where James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni discussed gender and power, and where Amiri Baraka and Stokely Carmichael enjoyed a sympathetic foru ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary by Dennis Childs
    Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary - by Dennis Childs

    £17.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780816692415 | ISBN 10: 0816692416

    In Slaves of the State Dennis Childs argues that the incarceration of black people and other historically repressed groups in chain gangs, peon camps, prison plantations, and penitentiaries represents a ghostly perpetuation of chattel slavery.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement by Akinyele Omowale Umoja
    We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement - by Akinyele Omowale Umoja

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781479886036 | ISBN 10: 1479886033

    Winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies  Winner of the 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature   In We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance ... more

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  • Cover image of book Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
    Men We Reaped: A Memoir - by Jesmyn Ward

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781608197651 | ISBN 10: 1608197654

    "...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped."(Harriet Tubman) In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
    Assata: An Autobiography - by Assata Shakur

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783601783 | ISBN 10: 1783601787

    In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list.   Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking & Pioneering Historical Events by Jessie Carney Smith
    Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking & Pioneering Historical Events - by Jessie Carney Smith

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781578593699 | ISBN 10: 1578593697

    Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events. Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Pinkney Benton St ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barack Obama: The Making of the Man by David Maraniss
    Barack Obama: The Making of the Man - by David Maraniss

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848872813 | ISBN 10: 184887281x

    In Barack Obama, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative which reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Kansas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar oppos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blacks in and Out of the Left by Michael C. Dawson
    Blacks in and Out of the Left - by Michael C. Dawson

    £18.95   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780674057685 | ISBN 10: 0674057686

    The radical black left that played a crucial role in twentieth-century struggles for equality and justice has largely disappeared. Michael Dawson investigates the causes and consequences of the decline of black radicalism as a force in American polit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick
    Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock - by David Margolick

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780300187922 | ISBN 10: 0300187920

    The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white gir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twelve Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey (Editors)
    Twelve Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today - by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781595587718 | ISBN 10: 1595587713

    When Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was questioned by the police on the front porch of his home in an affluent section of Cambridge, many people across the country reacted with surprise and disbelief. But African American men from coast to c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood Among Black Women by Mignon Moore
    Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood Among Black Women - by Mignon Moore

    £22.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780520269521 | ISBN 10: 0520269527

    Mignon R. Moore brings to light the family life of a group that has been largely invisible gay women of color in a book that challenges long-standing ideas about racial identity, family formation, and motherhood. Drawing from interviews and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther by Eddie Conway
    Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther - by Eddie Conway

    £11.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849350228 | ISBN 10: 1849350221

    In 1970, the feds framed Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore City Police officer. He was 24 years old. They threw him in prison, took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing, and tried to relegate him to a life marked by noth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
    Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America - by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847084576 | ISBN 10: 1847084575

    A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's most colourful residents are transmuted into a slippery, silky set of observations on what change and opportunity have wrou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations - by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847398185 | ISBN 10: 1847398189

    Nomad is a philosophical memoir, telling how Ayaan Hirsi Ali came to America in search of a new life, and the difficulties she faced in reconciling her two worlds. With vivid anecdotes and observations of people, cultures, and political debacles, thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? by Gary Younge
    Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? - by Gary Younge

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141029948 | ISBN 10: 0141029943

    What does it mean to call yourself British in the 21st century? If Obama was raised by his white mother, why is he the first black president? Why do Muslims feel more at home in America, which invaded Iraq, than in France, which opposed the o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Black Diaspora of the Americas: Experiences and Theories of the Caribbean by Christine Chivallon
    The Black Diaspora of the Americas: Experiences and Theories of the Caribbean - by Christine Chivallon

    £17.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9789766373962 | ISBN 10: 9766373965

    The forced migration of Africans to the Americas through the transatlantic slave trade created primary centres of settlement in the Caribbean, Brazil and the United States the cornerstones of the New World and the black Americas. However, unlike Br ... more

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  • Cover image of book Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work - by Edwidge Danticat

    £14.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780691140186 | ISBN 10: 0691140189

    "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity by Tim Wise
    Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity - by Tim Wise

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780872865082 | ISBN 10: 0872865088

    Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Kill a Mockingbird (50th Anniversary edition) by Harper Lee
    To Kill a Mockingbird (50th Anniversary edition) - by Harper Lee

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099549482 | ISBN 10: 0099549484

    'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' This book presents a lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
    Black Like Me - by John Howard Griffin

    £12.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780285638570 | ISBN 10: 0285638572

    The history-making classic about crossing the color line in the segregated South. In the Deep South of the 1950s, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Black Way of Seeing: From "Liberty" to Freedom by Paul Robeson Jr.
    A Black Way of Seeing: From "Liberty" to Freedom - by Paul Robeson Jr.

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781583227671 | ISBN 10: 1583227679

    In the tradition of James Baldwins Notes of a Native Son, Robesons A Black Way of Seeing melds history and analysis in a sweeping panorama of the present moment as we know it to bescathing in its understanding of why Black empowerment has failed a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - by Barack Obama

    £18.98   audiobook on CD   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847673282 | ISBN 10: 1847673287

    The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotion ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
    The Audacity of Hope - by Barack Obama

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847670830 | ISBN 10: 1847670830

    If Barack Obama is successful in his quest to become President of the United States, he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to the world.  In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hand Me My Travelin
    Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell - by Michael Gray

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747565611 | ISBN 10: 0747565619

    "No one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell."(Bob Dylan) The great pre-war blues musician Blind Willie McTell was one of the most gifted artists of his generation, with an exquisite voice and a sublime talen for the 12-string guitar. Yet h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time Traveller: One Man
    The Time Traveller: One Man's Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality - by Ronald Mallet with Bruce Henderson

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780552155755 | ISBN 10: 0552155756

    Ron Mallett was just 10 when his father died suddenly. Devastated, he found solace in the science fiction of H.G. Wells, believing that if he could just build a time machine, he could go back into the past, warn his father and perhaps save his life ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - by Barack Obama

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847670946 | ISBN 10: 1847670946

    In this memoir written at the age of 33, Barack Obama, son of a black African father and a white American mother, describes the search for meaning in his life as a black American. He begins in New York where he learns that his father, more a myth th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-hopping and the Search for Hip Hop
    Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center - by William Upski Wimsatt

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781933368559 | ISBN 10: 1933368551

    A seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, art, transience and the culture and politics that surround it.  A mix of storytelling, journalism, and original research on a broad range of topics like suburban sprawl, hip-hop culture, wiggers, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism by Stokely Carmichael
    Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism - by Stokely Carmichael

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781556526497 | ISBN 10: 1556526490

    In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements ... more

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  • Cover image of book Race, Reform and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006 by Manning Marable
    Race, Reform and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006 - by Manning Marable

    £29.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780230545144 | ISBN 10: 0230545149

    Since its original publication, this book has become widely known as one of the most crucial political and social histories of African Americans.  This updated third edition analyzes the effects of such factors as black neo-conservatism, welfare ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 by Nelson Peary
    Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 - by Nelson Peary

    £21.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581457 | ISBN 10: 1595581456

    Black Fire, the celebrated first volume of Nelson Peerys riveting autobiography, told the story of his childhood and teenage years during the Depression and his subsequent political awakening as a soldier in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division in W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community by Edited by Gil L.Robertson
    Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community - by Edited by Gil L.Robertson

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781932841244 | ISBN 10: 1932841245

    In this landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs and polemics, prominent figures from all walks of African-American life unite to break through cultural inhibitions and address head-on how the HIV/AIDS scourge has affected their ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here We Stand: Politics, Performers and Performance - Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan by Colin Chambers
    Here We Stand: Politics, Performers and Performance - Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan - by Colin Chambers

    £20.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599209 | ISBN 10: 1854599208

    Paul Robeson's international achievements as a singer and an actor made him the most celebrated black American of his day (he would have said 'Negro'). But his outspoken criticism of racism in the USA, his unflinching support of African independence, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation by Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore
    Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation - by Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781573442572 | ISBN 10: 1573442577

    Do you know Tyrone? That smooth-talking, irresistable fellow whose essence is full of swagger, rhythm, and flow? The militant revolutionary of the 1960s evolved into the pimp / thug of the hip-hop era? You know, the archetype converted into a hit sin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States by Gary Younge
    Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States - by Gary Younge

    £13.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781595580689 | ISBN 10: 1595580689

    Black, opinionated, and from a working-class background, Gary Younge is not your typical foreign correspondent. Yet, in three years working for The Guardian newspaper in New York, Younge has aquired a transatlantic reputation as one of the most thoug ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Won
    We Won't Budge - by Manthia Diawara

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780954702342 | ISBN 10: 0954702344

    In this searing memoir, Diawara revisits his early years as an emigrant in love with Swedish girls and American rock and roll. Taking us from the nightclubs of his home town Bamako, to the cafes of Boulevard Montparnasse, to the black neighbourhoods ... more

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  • Cover image of book Understanding Words That Wound by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
    Understanding Words That Wound - by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

    £38.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780813341392 | ISBN 10: 0813341396

    Written by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, this volume succinctly explores a host of issues presented by hate speech, including legal theories for regulating it, the harms it causes, and policy arguments, pro and c ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City by Salome Thomas-El with Cecil Murphey
    I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City - by Salome Thomas-El with Cecil Murphey

    £14.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780758201874 | ISBN 10: 0758201877

    The challenges of working in an urban school are not for every teacher. Some get burnt out fast. Some lose sight of why they started teaching in the first place. Some find their calling in other neighbourhoods... with other kids. But not Salome Thoma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Race Matters by Cornel West
    Race Matters - by Cornel West

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780679749868 | ISBN 10: 0679749861

    With a new introduction, the groundbreaking classic Race Matters affirms its position as the bestselling, most influential, and most original articulation of the urgent issues in America's ongoing racial debate. Cornel West is at the forefront of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Colored People: The Mixed-Race Movement in America by Jon M. Spencer
    The New Colored People: The Mixed-Race Movement in America - by Jon M. Spencer

    £20.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780814780725 | ISBN 10: 0814780725

    In recent years, dramatic increases in racial intermarriage have given birth to a generation who refuse to be shoehorned into neat, pre-existing racial categories. Energized by a refusal to allow mixed-race people to be rendered invisible, this movem ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Color of Water: A Black Man
    The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - by James McBride

    £9.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780747538325 | ISBN 10: 0747538328

    As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.'  Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. ' ... more

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