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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 would take
Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically - by Stephanie Yeboah - £12.99
Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around bod ... more

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - by Margaret Busby (Editor) - £14.99
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 anthology ... more

Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography - by Robin Bunce and Samara Linton - £20.00
More than three decades after her election to Parliament, Diane Abbott is still racking up firsts. The first black woman elected to Parliament, she also recently became the first black person to represent their party at PMQs. Abbott came to fame in t ... more

The Shadow King - by Maaza Mengiste - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020  ETHIOPIA. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid.   Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's ... more

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture - by Sudhir Hazareesingh - £25.00
The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture.  The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culmina ... more

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong - £8.99
**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytellin ... more

SAFE: 20 Ways To Be a Black Man in Britain Today - by Derek Owusu - £9.99
What is the experience of Black men in Britain today?  Never has the conversation about racism and inclusion been more important; there is no better time to explore this question and give Black British men a platform to answer it. SAFE: 20 Ways ... more

A Woman of Firsts: The Midwife Who Built a Hospital and Changed the World - by Edna Adan Ismail - £9.99
Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa.  A Woman of Firsts tells the inspirational story of a remarkable daughter, nurse and First Lady. The indomitable Edna Adan Ismail survived imprisonment ... more

What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough - by Chidera Eggerue - £12.99
In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She'll show you that being alone is not just okay: it's just about the best freaking thing that's ever happened to you. As she says, 'You're bad as hell an ... more

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements - by Charlene A. Carruthers - £11.99
A manifesto from one of America’s most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.  Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Hai ... more

A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim's Journey to Acceptance - by Mohsin ZaidI - £14.99
A coming of age memoir about growing up queer in a strict Muslim household.  Mohsin grew up in a poor pocket of east London, in a devout shia Muslim community. His family were close-knit and religiously conservative.  From a young age, M ... more

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir - by Saeed Jones - £10.99
Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears.   Through a series of vignettes, Jones draws reade ... more

I Am Not Your Baby Mother - by Candice Brathwaite - £16.99
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...   When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops ... more

Where The Wild Ladies Are - by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton - £9.99
Winner of an English PEN Award Named a ‘new book you need to read in 2020‘ by i-D Named a ‘best book of the year so far‘ by Tatler  Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of tr ... more

Manchester Happened - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018.  If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Mak ... more

So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo - £8.99
In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-ag ... more

Trouble Is What I Do - by Walter Mosley - £12.99
From innovative bestselling novelist Walter Mosley comes the return of the beloved Leonid McGill detective series featuring a morally ambiguous P.I. who solves crimes and whose victims are society’s most downtrodden.  Leonid McGill’s spen ... more

Naturally Tan: A Memoir - by Tan France - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will b ... more

Patsy - by Nicole Dennis-Benn - £8.99
From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice A TIME MAGAZINE 'MUST READ BOOK OF 2019'  LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD 2020   Patsy yearns to es ... more

Forced Out: A Detective's Story of Prejudice and Resilience - by Kevin Maxwell - £14.99
Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force – he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a workin ... more

The Ministry of Guidance - and Other Stories - by Golnoosh Nour - £7.99
Set mostly in Iran, but making forays to London, Germany, and the transit area of a Ukrainian airport, the stories are brilliantly deft in summoning up the dilemmas of their protagonists, be they characters who are kicking against the confines of the ... more

The Corner Shop: Shopkeepers, the Sharmas and the Making of Modern Britain - by Babita Sharma - £9.99
'I come from a hidden world: I am the daughter of shopkeepers. I've seen you on a Sunday morning, nipping out to get a pint of milk or to grab a newspaper. I came to know a lot about you; whether your politics leaned to the right or left, whether you ... more

A Golden Age - by Tahmima Anam - £8.99
A mother struggles to protect her children as Bangladesh fights for independence; winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.   Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for ... more

Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone - by Minna Salami - £14.99
In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh.   Combining the playfulness of a storyteller with the ... more

A Black Women's History of the United States - by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross - £22.50
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are — and have always been — instrumental in shaping our country.  In centering Black women’s stories, two award-wi ... more

She Would Be King - by Wayétu Moore - £8.99
In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Mon ... more

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe - by Johny Pitts - £10.99
A Guardian Best Book of 2019 so far.  'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was pa ... more

The Undefeated - by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson - £6.99
This is for the unforgettable. The unafraid. The undefeated.   From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history: the strength and bravery of everyday people and the grit, passion, and pe ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £8.99
As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge grads Chelsea and Ore experienced this first-hand, and wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change.  FOR BLACK GIRLS ... more

Gingerbread - by Helen Oyeyemi - £8.99
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam"(Ali Smith, author of How to be Both) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi inv ... more

A People's History of Heaven - by Mathangi Subramanian - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD, 2020  A dazzling tribute to the resilience and determination of a remarkable community of women.  In the sprawling Bangalore slum of Heaven, five girls - Muslim, Christian and Hindu; gay and straight - for ... more

Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging - by Tessa McWatt - £14.99
"This remarkable meditation on beautiful, human bodies formed by the violence of slavery and by colonial shame resists categorisation, even as it shows up the ways in which categories of race and identity are no more than empty methods of social cont ... more

The Night Tiger - by Yangsze Choo - £8.99
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...  In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old ... more

Just Mercy - by Bryan Stevenson - £9.99
"From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country it ... more

Pachinko - by Min Jin Lee - £8.99
Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza ... more

A Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations - by Toni Morrison - £9.99
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time.  ‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in wh ... more

It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race - by Mariam Khan (Editor) - £9.99
When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?  In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pre ... more

Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams - £8.99
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World - by Layla Saad - £14.99
Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of colour, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.   When Layla Saad began ... more

Racism as Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide to Getting Out - by Aph Ko - £17.99
In this scintillating combination of critical race theory, social commentary, veganism, and gender analysis, media studies scholar Aph Ko offers a compelling vision of a reimagined social justice movement marked by a deconstruction of the conceptual ... more

Not So Stories - by David Thomas Moore (Editor) - £8.99
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories was one of the first true children's books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or H ... more

On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America - by DeRay Mckesson - £9.99
Five years ago, DeRay Mckesson quit his job as a schoolteacher, moved to Ferguson, Missouri, and spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist, helping to bring the Black Lives Matter movement into being.   Now, in his first book, he ... more

Hot Comb - by Ebony Flowers - £16.99
AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT EXAMINING THE CULTURE OF HAIR FROM THE RONA JAFFE FOUNDATION AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST.  Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women’s lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair ... more

The Memory Police - by Yoko Ogawa - £14.99
Discover a timely mystery about the loss of every day existence by one of Japan's greatest writers that featured in the Entertainment Weekly ‘Quarantine Book Club’.  Hat, ribbon, bird, rose. To the people on the island, a disappeared thing no ... more

Daughters Of Nri - by Reni K Amayo - £8.99
A gruesome war results in the old gods' departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters Of Nri explores their epic journey of self- ... more

We Have Always Been Here - by Samra Habib - £9.99
Triumphant and uplifting – a queer Muslim memoir about forgiveness and freedom.   A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Cana ... more

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim - by Leah Vernon - £19.99
A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.   Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to ... more

Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands - by Hazel V Carby - £20.00
'Where are you from?' was the question hounding Hazel Carby as a girl in post-World War II London. One of the so-called brown babies of the Windrush generation, born to a Jamaican father and Welsh mother, Carby's place in her home, her neighbourhood ... more

What Happened? - by Hanif Kureishi - £16.99
Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi's new collection of essays and fiction.   No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable—and much-loved—author. From social media to the ancient classics, from app ... more

Lake Like a Mirror: Stories - by Ho Sok Fong - £12.99
A portrait of Malaysian society in nine stories, by an author described by critics as 'the most accomplished Malaysian writer, full stop'.   Lake Like a Mirror is a scintillating exploration of the lives of women buffeted by powers beyond the ... more

Broken Stars: Sixteen Stories from the New Frontiers of Chinese Science Fiction - by Edited and translated by Ken Liu - £8.99
A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu.  Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.  In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin' ... more

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