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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison - £14.99
The potent new novel from the Nobel Laureate  ‘What you do to children matters. And they might never forget’   Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, eb ... more
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Without You, There is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim - £8.99
It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she w ... more
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The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher by Ahn Do-hyeon - £7.99
A life-affirming, inspirational modern fable about love, life and daring to be different.  The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then to die.  This is the story of a salmon whose silv ... more
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The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy - £8.99
Tamil Nadu, 1968. Village landlords rule over a feudal system that forces peasants to break their backs in the fields or suffer beatings as punishment. In the misery of their daily lives it is little wonder that the Communist Party begins to gain tra ... more
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The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips - £14.99
Caryl Phillips’s The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its centre is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her bi ... more
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma - £7.99
For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Delhi in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a j ... more
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Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou - £16.99
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Virago presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, collected together for the first time.   From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Ju ... more
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Just Your Average Muslim by Zia Chaudhry - £8.99
This fascinating and original book provides a better insight into the life of "just your average Muslim" than you will find anywhere else.  A powerful antidote to common but exhausted stereotypes, it challenges non-Muslims to reexamine their per ... more
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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves by Eric Foner - £18.99
When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the ... more
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No Country by Kalyan Ray - £9.99
In November 1989, an Indian couple are discovered murdered in a small town in upstate New York. They lie together as though just disengaged from a long embrace. Yet their murder has been two centuries in the making.   County Sligo, Ireland, 18 ... more
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The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi - £8.99
Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early 70s, his reputation is fading, sales have dried up, and his new wife has expensive taste.   Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biog ... more
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Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - £20.00
England may be a small country on a small island, but its inhabitants have always had a boundless curiosity about the world beyond their shoreline. From the nation's modern origins in the Renaissance, travellers have eagerly roamed the globe and been ... more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - £20.00
'There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay ...'  The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.   The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadil ... more
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A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a ... more
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Dangerous Love by Ben Okri - £7.99
From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past.   An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is a story of doomed love, of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but ... more
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African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement by Vincent J. Intondi - £17.99
Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first c ... more
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The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal - £7.99
It is 2002 and as tanks roll into the West Bank and the reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, tensions are running high on Cairo's streets. Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of th ... more
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Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader by Leo Zeilig - £12.99
Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 61) is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement. After his execution in 1961, when he had been prime minister of the newly liberated Congo for only seven months, he became an icon of anti-imperialist ... more
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The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee - £8.99
An epic saga telling the story of a Bengali family in Calcutta – exploring a family that is decaying as the society around it fractures, and one young man who tries to reimagine his place in the world.  ***Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014*** ... more
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Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman by Zarqa Nawaz - £12.99
A brilliantly funny memoir about what it's really like to be Muslim in Western society.  Being a practicing Muslim in the West is sometimes challenging, sometimes rewarding and sometimes downright absurd. How do you explain why Eid never fall ... more
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The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever by Paul Rees - £9.99
The Dark Side of British Football in the 1970s  When Cyrille Regis became one of the first black players to be selected for the full England team, he was sent a package in the mail. Inside it was a silver bullet and a note that read: 'You'll ge ... more
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A Bit of Difference by Sefi Atta - £8.99
Deola Bello is tired of London, but she’s not ready to give up on life. When her charity job takes her home to Nigeria, her thoughts turn to the future, as she questions whether her peripatetic existence is still right for her.   Deola encount ... more
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All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu - £8.99
An unforgettable tale of love, friendship and revolution set between Africa and America, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award.  LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015  Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt r ... more
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Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto - £8.99
Brilliantly comic and almost unbearably moving, Jerry Pinto's Em and the Big Hoom is one of the most powerful and original fiction debuts of recent years.   In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes - Em to her family - is by turns flamboyant, maniaca ... more
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In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman - £8.99
A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century.  One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unravelling, receives a surpr ... more
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Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole - £8.99
A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York. Like him, his childhood country has grown up quickly: found fast-food restaurants, email cafés, contempt for authority; the all-consuming draw of money for nothing.   From the consul ... more
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Who Speaks for the Negro? by Robert Penn Warren - £15.99
First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the country, among them Martin Luther King, Ma ... more
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The Light of Truth by Ida Wells - £9.99
In this collection, Wells's anti-lynching crusade comes alive. Through brilliant social analysis, she exposed lynching as part of a larger framework of subjugation in which white people used violence as a deliberate tactic to combat black economic pr ... more
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Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta - £9.99
In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi - £12.99
The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists.  A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond...  BO ... more
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Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London by Mohsin Hamid - £16.99
Discontent and its Civilizations is the essential first collection of non fiction from Mohsin Hamid.  Discontent and its Civilizations collects the best of Mohsin Hamid's writing on subjects as diverse and wide-ranging as Pakistan; fatherhood; t ... more
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Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward - £10.99
"...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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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler - £8.99
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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The Black Panthers Speak by Philip S. Foner (Editor) - £14.99
From its founding by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966 to contemporary attempts to censor its history and revise its significance, the Black Panther Pary has aroused fear, hope, misunderstanding, pride, vilification, and government-sponsored rep ... more
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Little Green by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Easy Rawlins is back. The iconic detective who leapt to fame in Devil in a Blue Dress returns.  We thought we'd seen the last of Easy Rawlins at the end of Blonde Faith. But it takes more than an oncoming car to stop LA's finest PI.   ... more
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Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography by Mo Farah - £8.99
A powerful and gripping human story of the 2012 London Olympics hero  4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and ... more
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Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi - £14.99
Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatch when the tales overrun, run offensiv ... more
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Amistad by David Pesci - £8.99
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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In the City of Gold and Silver by Kenizé Mourad - £10.99
Here is the long-forgotten story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, Queen of Awadh and the soul of the Indian revolt against the British, brought to vivid life by a writer whose own story reads like a novel.   Begum was an orphan and a poetess who captured th ... more
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Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand - £9.99
Mulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi.   Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outca ... more
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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass - £8.99
Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation’s enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War ... more
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Holding Paradise by Fran Clark - £8.99
On a grey and miserable morning in 2008, London businesswoman, Angelica Ford boards a plane and flies off to the blues and greens of her mother’s island in the Caribbean.   Angelica is desperate. She is looking for a way to save her marriage ... more
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Vendetta by Dreda Say Mitchell - £6.99
A fast-paced, race-against-time thriller. Dreda is the female equivalent of Simon Kernick and Stephen Leather.  Two murders. Two different crime scenes. One killer?   Mac wakes in an smashed-up hotel room with no recollection of what has ... more
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The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam - £7.99
From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a story of war, of one family's losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses.   Jeo ... more
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Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Editor) - £12.99
Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing, to more recent talents like Nuruddin F ... more
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Starting at Zero: His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix - £8.99
It didn't take long after Jimi Hendrix's death for the artist to become a myth of music. He has been surrounded by a shroud of intrigue since he first came into the public eye, and the mystery has only grown with time. Much has been written and said ... more
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We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo - £8.99
* Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013*   * US National Book Award 5 Under 35 *   * Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014*  * Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014*   * Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014* &n ... more
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The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed - £7.99
It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall.   Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was ... more
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Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur - £8.99
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 murde ... more
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - £20.00
A mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestseller author of Norwegian Wood.   Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red ... more
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We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £5.00
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of ... more
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