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New Books - Black, Asian & Other Diasporas

Highlights of Black, Asian (and other diasporas) - fiction and non-fiction. (browse related category Black, Asian & Other Diasporas )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Bayard Rustin: A Legacy of Protest and Politics - by Michael G. Long (Editor) - £23.99
Celebrates the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights leader behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  While we can all recall images of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of a ... more

Yellowface - by Rebecca F. Kuang - £9.99
The new book from no. 1 New York Times and no. 2 Sunday Times bestselling author R.F. Kuang  ‘A riot’ PANDORA SYKES  ‘Razor-sharp’ TIME  ‘A wild ride’ STYLIST  ‘Darkly comic’ GQ  ‘Satirical and humorous’ COSMOP ... more

Be More Japan - by DK Eyewitness - £20.00
A fascinating journey through the wisdom and wonders of Japan.  In love with all things Japan or looking to absorb a little Japanese wisdom into your daily life? From the philosophies of ikigai and wabi sabi to kitsch karaoke nights and futur ... more

Roots and Rebellion: Personal Stories of Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Identity - by Various Authors - £12.99
Despite the UK's long history of racial injustice, people from minoritised groups have fought back, engaging in advocacy, activism, and every-day acts of resistance to create positive change.  This anthology is a prize-winning collection of these s ... more

Blessings - by Chukwuebuka Ibeh - £14.99
'Chukwuebuka Ibeh's writing has a certain delicacy to it, so wonderfully observant, and so beautiful' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   When Obiefuna's father witnesses an intimate moment between his teenage son and the family's apprentice, newly arr ... more

Take My Hand - by Dolen Perkins-Valdez - £8.99
AS SEEN ON BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS   Montgomery, Alabama. 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference in her community. She wants to help women make their own choices for their lives and bodies.   ... more

Last Seen In Lapaz - by Kwei Quartey - £9.99
When a whirlwind romance leads to a brutal murder and the disappearance of a young Nigerian woman, PI Emma Djan resorts to dangerous undercover work to track her down in Accra.  Just as things at work are slowing down for PI Emma Djan, an old ... more

Miss Major Speaks: Conversations with a Black Trans Revolutionary - by Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Toshio Meronek - £9.99
A legendary transgender elder and activist reflects on a lifetime of struggle and the future of black, queer, and trans liberation.   Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, a former sex worker, and a transgender ... more

The Chinese in Britain: A History of Visitors and Settlers - by Barclay Price - £10.99
Today over 400,000 Chinese live in Britain, many more attend British universities, and an increasing number visit Britain on business and as tourists. But until now, there has been no comprehensive history of the Chinese who came to the country. This ... more

Finger Bone - by Hiroki Takahashi - £13.99
1942. At the turning point of the war, the Imperial Japanese Army is in retreat. On Papua New Guinea, the unnamed narrator of Finger Bone is wounded in the fighting and sent to a field hospital to recover. There, he befriends other injured men only t ... more

Desi Pubs: A Guide to British-Indian Pubs, Food and Culture - by David Jesudason - £14.99
In this new book, the first of its kind, award-winning British-Asian journalist and beer writer David Jesudason travels the length and breadth of the country, visiting over 200 'desi pubs' run by British-Indian landlords who have stamped their unique ... more

People Person - by Candice Carty-Williams - £8.99
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Queenie comes a propulsive story of heart, humour, homecoming.  People Person is a triumph. Caleb Azumah Nelson  Wonderful. Marian Keyes  I loved it. Sara Collins  It’s as warm and infec ... more

African Activists of the Twentieth Century: Hani, Maathai, Mpama/Palmer, Saro-Wiwa - by Hugh Macmillan, Tabitha Kanogo, Robert R. Edgar, Roy Doron and Toyin Falola - £32.00
An omnibus collection of concise and up-to-date biographies of four influential figures from modern African history.  Chris Hani, by Hugh Macmillan Chris Hani was one of the most highly respected leaders of the African National Congress, the S ... more

Rising to the Surface - by Lenny Henry - £9.99
The rise and fall and triumphant rise from the ashes of Lenny Henry during the 80s and 90s.  ‘Moving and ebullient’ Daily Telegraph ‘Relayed with characteristic exuberance and self-deprecation’ Guardian  Rising to the Surface tra ... more

Just Sayin': My Life In Words - by Malorie Blackman - £10.99
'It's very candid, and movingly so.... Not only in Blackman a grafter- even more, and in the face of more, than we already knew. She's someone with whom you do not mess. Good on her. She's earned it' The Telegraph  Malorie Blackman is one of Brit ... more

More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry - by Kayo Chingonyi (Editor) - £10.99
A scorching anthology of Black British poetry, edited by the award-winning acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi and following in the footsteps of the 1998 seminal collection The Fire People.  A SUNDAY TIMES BEST POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR  In t ... more

The Black British Quiz Book - by Prtyhere - £12.99
Dive into this fun and entertaining quiz book from the UK’s biggest Black British pub quiz!  Get your thinking caps on because it’s time to test your knowledge on all things Black and British, with rounds on everything from music, sport, ... more

America Made Me a Black Man - by Boyah J Farah - £9.99
A searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Black people in his adopted land, the United States.  “No one told me about America. ... more

Adventures in Space: New Short Stories by Chinese and English Science Fiction Writers - by Various authors, edited by Patrick Parrinder and Yao Haijun - £12.95
Authors: Patrick Parrinder, Yao Haijun, Leah Cypess, Ronald D. Ferguson, Russell James, Alex Shvartsman, Amdi Silvestri, Allen Stroud, Eleanor R. Wood, Bao Shu, Zhao Haihong, Chen Zijun, Han Song, Wang Jinkang, He Xi   An impressive joint projec ... more

Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy, Book 2 - by Marlon James - £10.99
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY DARK STAR TRILOGY IS HERE!  Booker Prize-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology and fantasy to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch and a mystery w ... more

Decolonising My Body: A Radical Exploration of Rituals and Beauty - by Afua Hirsch - £20.00
A 2023 POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR (WATERSTONES)  'GROUND-BREAKING' Bernardine Evaristo | 'UNIVERSAL AND TIMELY' Elif Shafak | 'IMPORTANT' Sathnam Sanghera | 'QUIETLY RADICAL' Evening Standard | 'INTIMATE' Guardian  What can ancestral ... more

Blackgirl on Mars - by Lesley-Ann Brown - £10.99
Blackgirl on Mars is a radical memoir that chronicles author, educator and activist Lesley-Ann Brown’s two years’ worth of travel searching for “home”.  “Lesley-Ann Brown has a brave voice and a keen eye, offering an unflinching vie ... more

The Halfways - by Nilopar Uddin - £8.99
‘I loved this sweeping family drama. Moving and unforgettable’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author   ‘A moving, atmospheric and engrossing family saga. Its characters will stay with you long after you have finished the book’ Dee ... more

CLR James: A Life Beyond the Boundaries - by John L Williams - £14.99
Historian, revolutionary and cricket writer, CLR James was one of the truly radical voices of the twentieth century. Born in Trinidad in the final days of the Victorian era, he debated with Trotsky, played cricket with Constantine, was published by L ... more

Wally Brown: A Life - Born & Raised in Liverpool 8 - by Wally Brown - £12.00
Over ten years ago, Wally Brown sat down with a pen and paper to begin writing his memoirs – anything that he could remember of his life for the sake of his children and grandchildren so that they may know what life was like from his earliest years ... more

Divine Blue Light (For John Coltrane) - by Will Alexander - £12.99
From Will Alexander, finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, a new collection of poems from the intersection between surrealism and afro-futurism, where Césaire meets Sun Ra. Divine Blue Light further affirms Alexander’s status as one of t ... more

To Fill a Yellow House - by Sussie Anie - £9.99
'Heartbreaking, hopeful... nothing short of a joy' Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of Open Water  Rupert's eclectic charity shop, The Chest of Small Wonders, sits on an ever-changing high street in an ever-changing corner of London. He once had big ... more

What A Mother's Love Don't Teach You - by Sharma Taylor - £9.99
‘AN OUTSTANDING DEBUT’ CHERIE JONES, author of How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House  ‘VIVID AND AUTHENTIC’ LEONE ROSS, author of This One Sky Day  At eighteen years old, Dinah gave away her baby son to the rich couple she ... more

In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon - by Helen Rappaport - £10.99
'An astonishingly rich story... wonderfully informative' The Times 'Rappaport does a terrific job of bringing respectful rigour to her account of Seacole's extraordinary life' Daily Mail  In Search of Mary Seacole is a superb and revealing bio ... more

Not Quite White - by Laila Woozeer - £9.99
This is a story of belonging and not belonging, of not knowing if you exist and making sure that you do. This story is for ancestors and descendants, for the people without roles or representation who find themselves placed in a random mixed-up race. ... more

Run And Hide - by Pankaj Mishra - £9.99
FROM THE AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF AGE OF ANGER COMES A GATSBY-ESQUE TALE OF WEALTH AND AMBITION  'A book that demands to be read' MOHSIN HAMID  'Terrific... deeply satisfying to read' KAMILA SHAMSIE  Arun and his two classmates, Aseem and ... more

What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography - by Floella Benjamin - £10.99
Winner at the 2022 Parlimentary Book Awards   Baroness Floella Benjamin is an inspiration, an actress and much-loved children’s television presenter who is a member of the House of Lords. But how did the girl from Trinidad end up lunching with t ... more

Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings: A Windrush Story - by Tony Fairweather - £11.99
After World War Two England was on her knees, so the call went out to the British Empire for volunteers to help rebuild the ‘Mother Country’.   Young men and women from different Caribbean islands were quick to respond, paying the consider ... more

Pastor Daniels Ekarte And The African Churches Mission: Liverpool 1931-1964 - by Marika Sherwood - £11.99
A young man arrived in Liverpool from Nigeria around 1915, expecting to find the streets paved with gold. The Dingle area of Toxteth he settled in was instead depressed, poor, racist, and to his mind, ungodly. In 1931, he founded the African Churches ... more

Let the Light Pour In: Morning Poems - by Lemn Sissay - £12.99
An uplifting poetry collection from the number one bestselling author of My Name Is Why, Lemn Sissay OBE.  THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Li ... more

Here Again Now - by Okechukwu Nzelu - £9.99
A beautiful exploration of grief and family, written in exquisite prose and told with compassion and tenderness.’ Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half  ‘Tender and honest, pulsing with love. Nzelu is the future of Black British writ ... more

Tomorrow I Become a Woman - by Aiwanose Odafen - £9.99
'This story of love, loss and resilient female friendship is a definite must read.’ Tola Rotimi Abraham, author of Black Sunday   ‘Aiwanose Odafen’s novel has entered popular feminist discourse.’ Afrocritik  On a Sunday in 197 ... more

Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare - by Dr Annabel Sowemimo - £20.00
A vital, eye-opening exploration of race and health.  A FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2023 A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SUMMER BOOK 2023  'Prepare to be blown away' CHIKWE IHEKWEAZU, Assistant Director General at WHO& ... more

Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation - by Kris Manjapra - £10.99
A revelatory historical indictment of the long afterlife of slavery in the Atlantic world.  To fully understand why the shadow of slavery haunts us today, we must confront the flawed way that it ended. We celebrate abolition - in Haiti after ... more

The Factory - by Hiroko Oyamada - £12.99
Beyond the town, there is the factory. Beyond the factory, there is nothing.  Within the sprawling industrial complex, three employees are assigned to different departments. There, each must focus on a specific task: one shreds paper, one proofre ... more

M(other)land: What I've Learnt about Parenthood, Race and Identity - by Priya Joi - £16.99
'This is the kind of book I wish I had access to as a young mum' Nadiya Hussain   What does it mean to be a parent in a space where you are the minority?   Meandering through a supermarket highway of camembert and baguettes, Priya Joi ... more

Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race - by Sita Balani - £16.99
A groundbreaking new analysis of the making of modernity, sexuality and race.   If race is increasingly understood to be socially constructed, why does it continue to seem like a physiological reality? The trickery of race, Sita Balani argues, ... more

Black Ghosts: A Journey Into the Lives of Africans in China - by Noo Saro-Wiwa - £14.99
The travel memoir of a Nigerian woman in China exploring the intersections and divides between the two cultures and the lives of African economic migrants in the bustling People’s Republic.  China today is a land of opportunity for African ... more

Disorientation - by Elaine Hsieh Chou - £9.99
'The funniest, most poignant novel of the year' - Vogue  For fans of Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang, Disorientation is an uproarious and big-hearted satire - alive with sharp edges, immense warmth, and a cast of unforgettable characters - that ask ... more

Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics - by Kevin Ochieng Okoth - £8.99
Excavating the history of Marxism and Black revolutionary politics.   Red Africa makes the case for a revolutionary Black politics inspired by Marxist anticolonial struggles in Africa. Contemporary debates on Black radicalism and decolonisatio ... more

Hope & Glory - by Jendella Benson - £9.99
‘So deliciously South London.’ – Yomi Adegoke, author of SLAY IN YOUR LANE   ‘A sweeping, rich tale that explores family, secrets, loss, love and redemption within the context of a tessellation of cultures – written with a beautiful ... more

The Snow Ghost and Other Tales: Classic Japanese Ghost Stories - by Various authors - £14.99
Enter the haunted world of Ancient Japan in this spine-tingling collection of ghostly tales told and retold across the centuries.  From Goblin infested caves and haunted Tombs, to vengeful spirits and strange, sinister happenings, Ancient Jap ... more

The Fire People: A Collection of British Black and Asian Poetry - by Lemn Sissay (Editor) - £10.99
This seminal collection of Black British poets ignited a movement when it was first published in 1998. It celebrated the rising stars of the time, many of whom have since become established names.  Inspired and influenced by roots, reggae and hip ... more

Departure & Return: One Family, Two Countries and a World of Connections - by Denis Wong - £16.99
“A deeply engaging and elegantly told story of two-way passages between China and Britain” ~ Gregor Benton, Emeritus Professor of Chinese History at Cardiff University   Who am I? This question is often asked in youth, as a part of “coming o ... more

Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter - by Gary Younge - £14.99
BY THE WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM 2023  A powerful collection of journalism on race, racism and Black life and death from one of the nation’s leading political voices.  ‘An outstanding journalist and chronicler.’ ... more

Brilliant Black British History - by Atinuke, illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi - £12.99
'This powerful, vividly illustrated book proudly reframes Black British history' The Guardian  '... a brilliant, fascinating history book' The Week Junior, Book of the Week  'I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's the kind ... more

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