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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 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 Black Lily by Philippa Stockley
    Black Lily - by Philippa Stockley

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910258095 | ISBN 10: 1910258091

    In late seventeenth century London two women, one white, one black, stake everything to prevent a manipulative mogul destroying them. Zenobia, born in poverty, grasps that her only hope of controlling her own life is to capitalise on her looks; Lily, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers by John R Gordon
    Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers - by John R Gordon

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780995516274 | ISBN 10: 0995516278

    Drapetomania n. (obs): the pathological psychological condition wherein a slave feels compelled to escape his master, however well that master treats him. Recommended treatment for this condition: firm discipline.  When house-servant Abednego ... more

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  • Cover image of book Roots by Alex Haley
    Roots - by Alex Haley

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873387 | ISBN 10: 1784873381

    The radical, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins: a powerful memoir, a history of slavery and a landmark in African-American literature.   WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID OLUSOGA Win ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Homegoing - by Yaa Gyasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241975237 | ISBN 10: 0241975239

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book   Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    The Underground Railroad - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780708898406 | ISBN 10: 0708898408

    From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings
    Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation - by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

    £15.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781419709470 | ISBN 10: 141970947x

    Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.  More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kind One by Laird Hunt
    Kind One - by Laird Hunt

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784703660 | ISBN 10: 1784703664

    An unforgettable tale of slavery in the American South. Once I lived in a place where demons dwelled. I was one of them. Ginny lives on her husbands pig farm ninety miles from nowhere. Far from the paradise she was promised, this is a bleak ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moor
    The Moor's Account - by Laila Lalami

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781859644270 | ISBN 10: 1859644279

    In 1527 the Spanish conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez arrived on the coast of modern-day Florida with hundreds of settlers, and claimed the region for Spain. Almost immediately, the expedition was decimated by a combination of navigational errors, dise ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick
    Liberty Bazaar - by David Chadwick

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781906582920 | ISBN 10: 1906582920

    Liverpool, 1863: Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincolns Union. Jubal, a high-ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
    Kindred - by Octavia E. Butler

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472214812 | ISBN 10: 1472214811

    A modern black woman is transported to 19th century Maryland, where she faces the cruel realities of slavery. Kindred, Octavia E. Butler's masterpiece, is an essential read and 'a shattering work of art' (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner). On her 26th b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amistad by David Pesci
    Amistad - by David Pesci

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780749015978 | ISBN 10: 0749015977

    The gripping novel based on a true story of slavery  Please make court understand we free men who want be free again. We want go home. We pray you to win our case. You our friend. We trust you.   In 1839, fifty-three African slaves ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    The Invention of Wings - by Sue Monk Kidd

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472212771 | ISBN 10: 1472212770

    From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.   Sarah Grimk is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feeding the Ghosts by Fred D
    Feeding the Ghosts - by Fred D'Aguiar

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088642 | ISBN 10: 1847088643

    'The sea is slavery.'   Inspired by a true story, this suspenseful and moving book chronicles an incident of courage and rebellion that took place aboard a disease-riddled slave ship, the Zong, returning from Africa. When illness threatens to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
    The Last Runaway - by Tracy Chevalier

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780007350353 | ISBN 10: 000735035x

    The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.  Honor Bright is a sheltered Quaker who has rarely ventured out of 1850s Dorset when she impulsively emigrates to America. Opposed to the slavery that defines an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philida by Andr Brink
    Philida - by Andr Brink

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099578758 | ISBN 10: 0099578751

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012. An unforgettable story of a woman determined to find her freedom - set in South Africa in 1830s, as slavery was about to be abolished. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the libera ... more

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  • Cover image of book Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
    Island Beneath the Sea - by Isabel Allende

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007348657 | ISBN 10: 0007348657

    From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, Isabel Allende's latest novel tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long Song by Andrea Levy
    The Long Song - by Andrea Levy

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780755359424 | ISBN 10: 0755359429

    You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
    Sweetsmoke - by David Fuller

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349121536 | ISBN 10: 0349121532

    The American Civil War is in full flame, and tobacco plantation slave Cassius Howard finds he must risk everything to learn the brutal truth concerning the murder of Emoline Justice, the freed black woman who secretly taught him to read and who once ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
    The Book of Negroes - by Lawrence Hill

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780552775489 | ISBN 10: 0552775487

    Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she pass ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Music by Laura Fish
    Strange Music - by Laura Fish

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099507987 | ISBN 10: 0099507986

    In Laura Fishs ambitious and captivating novel, three very different women struggle for freedom. While Elizabeth Barrett Browning is confined to bed, chafing against the restriction of her doctors and writing poetry and fretful letters, at her famil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo
    Blonde Roots - by Bernadine Evaristo

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141031521 | ISBN 10: 0141031522

    Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris is playing hide-and-seek with her sisters in the fields behind their cottage. The next, someone puts a bag over her head and she ends up in the hold of a slave ship sailing to the New World. ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Mercy by Toni Morrison
    A Mercy - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099502548 | ISBN 10: 0099502542

    In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were carefully planted and took root. J ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cambridge by Caryl Phillips
    Cambridge - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099520566 | ISBN 10: 0099520567

    Cambridge is a powerful and haunting novel set in that uneasy time between the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of the slaves.  It is the story of Emily Cartwright, a young woman sent from England to visit her father's West Indian p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, edited by Emory Elliott
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - by Mark Twain, edited by Emory Elliott

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536559 | ISBN 10: 0199536554

    You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter.   So begins, in characteristic fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Redemption Falls by Joseph O
    Redemption Falls - by Joseph O'Connor

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099481522 | ISBN 10: 0099481529

    1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beloved by Toni Morrison
    Beloved - by Toni Morrison

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099511656 | ISBN 10: 0099511657

    It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red River by Lalita Tademy
    Red River - by Lalita Tademy

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780755332700 | ISBN 10: 0755332709

    The sequel to Lalita Tademy`s bestselling Cane River, the heartbreaking and compelling story of her family's experiences of slavery and the American Civil War. Now, in Red River, she takes readers on a new journey: that of her father's family, w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips
    Crossing the River - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099498261 | ISBN 10: 009949826x

    A voice speaking out of a distant past, describes the consequences of his desperation: his daughter and two sons are condemned to the hold of an English slave ship bound for America in 1753. Here are the stories of these children: Nash, Martha, and T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slave Song by David Dabydeen
    Slave Song - by David Dabydeen

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845230043 | ISBN 10: 1845230043

    Slave Song is unquestionably one of the most important collections of Caribbean / Black British poetry to have been published in the last twenty years. On its first publication in 1984 it won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and established Dabydeen as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems about Slavery by James G. Basker (Editor)
    Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems about Slavery - by James G. Basker (Editor)

    £24.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780300107579 | ISBN 10: 0300107579

    Bringing together more than 400 poems and poetic excerpts on slavery by writers both famous and unknown, this landmark anthology charts the emergence of slavery in the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. "The most definitive colle ... more

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