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Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £9.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books you ... more
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Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith - £12.00
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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The Groundings with My Brothers by Walter Rodney - £9.99
A remarkable book on the international operations of racism and the global meaning of Black Power.  In this classic work published in the heady days of anti-colonial revolution, Groundings with My Brothers follows the global circulation of em ... more
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Black British History: New Perspectives by Hakim Adi (Editor) - £18.99
An unparalleled study of the black British experience, unearthing its crucial yet largely forgotten role in shaping British history.   For over 1500 years before the Empire Windrush docked on British shores, people of African descent have play ... more
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In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne - £8.99
*WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE* *LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE, THE GORDON BURN AND THE AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD*   For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growin ... more
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Art Masters: Basquiat by Julian Voloj, illustrated by Søren Mosdal - £14.99
The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late '70s and early '80s. Punk, jazz, graffiti, hip-hop: his work drew heavily on the cultural trappings of Lower Manhattan, to which he ... more
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Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World... While Black by Dr Boulé Whytelaw III and Nels Abbey - £12.99
A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male.  By following the White Man Commandments – namely, that winning justifies anything and everything – you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities.  Wi ... more
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Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - £9.99
A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation, featuring David Lammy and Lenny Henry.  Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to build a ... more
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Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh (Editors) - £18.99
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.   Queer studies is now a rapidly expanding field, as scholars from a variety of disciplines seek to addre ... more
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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - £6.99
A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.   When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave ... more
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This is Us: Black British Women and Girls by Kafayat Okanlawon - £9.99
This is Us captures a lifetime of lived experiences from Black British women, retelling their stories of challenges and hardships, triumphs and strengths. Collected by Kafayat Okanlawon from strangers, acquaintances, friends and family, the book ties ... more
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - £14.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah - £9.99
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life.   In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the ... more
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams - £12.99
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
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Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. As a student, she excelled; as a lawyer, she rose through the ranks; as a mother, she inspired an ... more
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To Obama: A People's History by Jeanne Marie Laskas - £9.99
One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy.   Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of th ... more
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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - £16.99
Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families ... more
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Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing   Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island priso ... more
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Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik - £12.99
LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER   A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society’s expectations to find her voice and her destiny.  All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is ... more
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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby - £9.99
If you haven’t already heard of Samantha Irby... where have you been?   In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage t ... more
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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward - £9.99
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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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell - £16.99
Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant – a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time.  On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the ma ... more
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Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala - £8.99
In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.  On the ... more
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The Good Immigrant USA by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Editors) - £16.99
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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SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space by Derek Owusu - £16.99
"This is an inspiring collection of essays... Every page of this book breaks down stereotypes of what being a Black man is."(Benjamin Zephaniah ) What is the experience of Black men in Britain? With continued conversation around British identity, ... more
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Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala - £8.99
A searing modern polemic from the BAFTA- and MOBO-award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.  From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist ... more
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele - £9.99
“Twelve. That was the year that I learned that being Black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready.”   The powerful memoir of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter which explores how the movement was born.   ... more
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A FLY Girl's Guide To University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions... by Lola Olufemi, Odelia Younge, Waithera Sebatindira and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan - £12.99
A FLY Girl’s Guide to University is a collection of memoirs, essays, poetry and prose from four women of colour who studied at the University of Cambridge. It is a multifaceted calling out of the wrongness underpinning their shared experience at Ca ... more
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The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE 2018   Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems – which embody the flamboyant and decadent j ... more
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The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri - £14.99
One of 2019's most anticipated novels in The Times, Irish Times and Guardian. "Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power"(Marlon James, ... more
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Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones - £11.99
A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentato ... more
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The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla - £8.99
Guardian‘s Best Summer Books 2018  “A beautiful, brilliant modern classic.” Sabrina Mahfouz, Guardian   Mukesh has just moved from Kenya to the drizzly northern town of Keighley. He was expecting fame, fortune, the Rolling Stones and a n ... more
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Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li - £12.99
From the critically acclaimed author of The Vagrants, a devastating and utterly original novel on grief and motherhood.   'Days: the easiest possession. The days he had refused would come, one at a time. They would wait, every daybreak, with t ... more
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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil - £9.99
When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn't know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear.   ... more
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Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness by David Austin (Editor) - £19.99
In 1968, as protests shook France and war raged in Vietnam, the giants of Black radical politics descended on Montreal to discuss the unique challenges and struggles facing their Black brothers and sisters. For the first time since 1968, David Austin ... more
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Finding A Voice: Asian Women in Britain by Amrit Wilson - £13.95
First published in 1978, and winning the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize for that year, Finding a Voice established a new discourse on South Asian women’s lives and struggles in Britain. Through discussions, interviews and intimate one-to-one con ... more
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The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela - £25.00
An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth.  Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against politi ... more
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Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon by Anthony Joseph - £10.99
Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure and investment in the language of the novel, Anthony Joseph fully engages with the world he recreates, and by presenting a multifaceted view from Kitch’s friends, rivals and even enemies, h ... more
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A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley - £8.99
June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the southern state. And there ... more
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How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin - £8.99
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.   N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In t ... more
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Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson - £10.99
World Fantasy Award Winner: Fiction that “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling,” by the author of The Salt Roads (Library Journal).  In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribb ... more
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We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates - £9.99
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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The President's Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli - £8.99
Translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren.  On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop.  One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq ... more
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London Rocks by Brenda Lee Browne - £7.99
This is the story of Dante Brookes, a young man growing up in London in the late seventies and early eighties when sound systems ruled the party scene for young, Black British youths of Caribbean heritage.  He navigates the loss of friends, poli ... more
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Don't Stop the Carnival: Black Music in Britain by Kevin le Gendre - £19.99
Don’t Stop the Carnival is the story of Black music in Britain from Tudor times to the mid 1960s. It is a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic of Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and Great Brita ... more
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Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith - £10.99
*WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018* *A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017*   Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Do ... more
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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi - £10.00
The debut novel from one of the National Book Foundation's 2018 5 Under 35.   Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Having prayed her into existence, her parents Saul and Saachi struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits ... more
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Becoming by Michelle Obama - £25.00
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady ... more
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How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Editor) - £12.99
If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." — Combahee River Collective Statement  The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizatio ... more
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A Stranger's Pose by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole - £10.99
A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities.   With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongsi ... more
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The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors) - £9.99
The Colour of Madness is a seminal anthology, comprised of poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs and art submitted by Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those who are still navigating life with me ... more
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