Booklist - Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography

Recently published biographies. (To keep this list from getting too long, we remove older titles from it every so often - but you'll still find them in other booklists according to their subject)

(See also these related booklists: Black British Women, Black American Women, Black, Asian and Middle East Art and Artists, Biography and Autobiography, Women's Biography and Autobiography, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Asian British Women, Aung San Suu Kyi, Barack and Michelle Obama, Black Women, Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans People of Colour, Black and Asian Lives: Books for Children and Young Adults, Paul Robeson, ).

This is probably only a very limited selection of the books that available on this subject! New books are added to our website every week, and don't forget, you can search our database of the 1.5 million books in print & order securely at our other website:!

There are 153 books in this booklist - they are listed in order of year of publication. Newest titles are at the top. (We may not have all of them in stock right now, get in touch to find out)

Becoming by Michelle Obama, £25.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9780241334140

Miles And Me by Quincy Troupe, £11.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781609808341

Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan, £20.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9780593078259

The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors), £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780992651442

Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide, £12.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781925418804

No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781911617204

Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, £8.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781784702243

These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi, £7.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781999683306

Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa, £12.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781509809615

Mandela: His Essential Life by Peter Hain, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781786607584

War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne, £12.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781909762855

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah, £20.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781471168925

Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands by Stuart Hall, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780141984759

Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, £10.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781473671003

'I Was Transformed': Frederick Douglass: An American Slave in Victorian Britain by Laurence Fenton, £20.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781445670195

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele, £16.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781786893024

The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad, £16.50 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781602233218

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780241334003

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781509858392

C.L.R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary by Paul Buhle, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786634535

Something Dark by Lemn Sissay, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786822291

Mandela: The Graphic Novel by Umlando Wezithombe, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781472139870

Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely, £15.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780393354423

Black German: An Afro-German Life in the Twentieth Century by Theodor Michael, translated by Eve Rosenhaft, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781781383117

A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann, £13.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781408708958

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Editor), £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781783523955

Wake Up and Live: The Life of Bob Marley by Jim McCarthy and Benito Gallego, £16.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781783059676

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, £12.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781909762572

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780008201326

Muhammad Ali by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781506703183

Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781846559891

Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation by Susan Williams, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780141985701

61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC's First Black Footballer by Howard Gayle, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781909245396

Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher, £24.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781138786882

Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781472925565

W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line by Bill V. Mullen, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780745335056

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783783021

Prisoner to the Streets by Robyn Travis, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780995458901

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910593097

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781620971925

Billie Holiday by John Szwed, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780099592624

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781784785345

Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary by Gerald Horne, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780745335322

Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780062123329

Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art by Phoebe Hoban, £15.00 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780704374041

I'll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones, £20.00 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781471135217

Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War by Ray Costello, £14.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781781380192

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781473616257

Cugoano Against Slavery by Martin Hoyles, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781906190972

Just Your Average Muslim by Zia Chaudhry, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781780722481

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, £16.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780807033326

Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors), £10.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780956971968

Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography by Mo Farah, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781444779585

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass, £12.00 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780300190595

Starting at Zero: His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781408842157

A Passion for Freedom: My Life by Mamphela Ramphele, £12.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781784530426

Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha, £12.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780141044217

A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer, £14.99 (hardback, 2014) ISBN 9781909807624

Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781844089154

Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent by Adekeye Adebajo, £15.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781780329437

Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking & Pioneering Historical Events by Jessie Carney Smith, £17.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781578593699

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe, £9.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9780241959206

12 Years A Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery by Solomon Northup, £8.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781843914716

The Last Holiday: A Memoir by Gil Scott-Heron, £9.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9780857866189

Call Mr. Robeson by Tayo Aluko, £7.00 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9780957679252

Paul Robeson: A Watched Man by Jordan Goodman, £20.00 (hardback, 2013) ISBN 9781781681312

The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World by John Carlos and Dave Zirin, £11.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781608462247

Biko: A Life by Xolela Mangcu, with a Foreword by Nelson Mandela, £12.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781780767857

The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus by Peggy and Murray Schwartz, £15.00 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780300187939

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, £9.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780143106708

I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey by Stephen K. Amos, £16.99 (hardback, 2012) ISBN 9781780338576

From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King by Robert Hillary King, £13.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9781604865752

My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance by Harry Belafonte and Michael Schnayerson, £14.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780857865861

I & I: The Natural Mystics by Colin Grant, £9.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780099526728

Memoirs of a Black Englishman (Paul Stephenson OBE) by Paul Stephenson, £9.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9781906477394

Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther by Eddie Conway, £11.00 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9781849350228

Mandela: The Authorised Biography by Anthony Sampson, £12.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780007437979

Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography by Gok Wan, £7.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780091938383

In the Place of Justice by Wilbert Rideau, £12.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9781846684340

Letters from Black America: Intimate Portraits of the African American Experience by Pamela Newkirk (Editor), £15.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780807001158

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, £8.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780330533447

Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela, £14.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780230755949

Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment by Carole Boyce Davies (Editor), £16.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9780956240163

Fela: This Bitch of a Life by Carlos Moore, £9.95 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781849386739

Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning by Mike Rowbottom, £6.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781906413828

Goodbye, Mango Sergeant: Memoir of a Jamaica Trench Town Boy by Keith Walker, £8.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781906190392

The Rebels' Hour by Lieve Joris, £9.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781843547549

The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X by Robert E. Terrill (editor), £17.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9780521731577

Where are You Really From? Kola Kubes and Gelignite, Secrets and Lies by Tim Brannigan, £9.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9780856408533

Bob Marley: The Untold Story by Chris Salewicz, £8.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9780007255535

Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland, £7.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781408805190

Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out by Malalai Joya, £12.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781846041501

The Settler's Cookbook: Tales of Love, Migration and Food by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, £9.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9781846270840

Black Londoners: A History by Susan Okokon, £14.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780752453750

Black Country to Red China: One Girl's Story from War-torn England to Revolutionary China by Esther Cheo Ying, £8.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780099536031

China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation by Xinran, £12.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780099501480

On Gold Mountain: A Family Memoir of Love, Struggle and Survival by Lisa See, £7.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780747599074

Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin, £9.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780141040226

Pilgrim State by Jacqueline Walker, £9.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780340960806

Tears of the Desert: One Woman's True Story of Surviving the Horrors of Darfur by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis, £12.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780340963579

Michelle Obama: A Biography by Liza Mundy, £7.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9781847397508

Balti Britain: A Journey Through the British Asian Experience by Ziauddin Sardar, £9.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9781847080820

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War by Dang Thuy Tram, £9.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9781846040764

Ugly: The true story of a loveless childhood by Constance Briscoe, £8.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9780340994658

Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton, £12.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780143105329

Life's New Hurdles by Colin Jackson, £1.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9781906125936

Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker, £15.00 (hardback, 2008) ISBN 9780285638204

Greetings from Bury Park: Race. Religion. Rock 'n' Roll by Sarfraz Manzoor, £12.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780747592945

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama, £18.98 (audiobook on CD, 2008) ISBN 9781847673282

Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell by Michael Gray, £14.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780747565611

The Time Traveller: One Man's Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality by Ronald Mallet with Bruce Henderson, £8.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780552155755

Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila by Paul Rambali, £8.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9781846686535

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama, £9.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9781847670946

Perfect Hostage by Justin Wintle, £9.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780099491156

Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute by Bua Boonmee, with Nicola Pierce, £7.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9781905379439

House Music: The Oona King Diaries by Oona King, £8.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780747593096

Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood by Paul Barber, £12.00 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780751539127

Unbowed: My Autobiography by Wangari Maathai, £8.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780099493099

Infidel: My Life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, £9.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9781416526247

Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake, £9.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780753513170

Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen, £8.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9781846040641

Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival by Fadumo Korn and Sabine Eichhorst, £19.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9781558615311

Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, £12.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780099507376

From There to Here: 16 True Tales of Immigration to Britain by Various authors, £8.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780141034119

Alek: Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel by Alek Wek, £8.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9781844084425

Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 by Nelson Peary, £21.99 (hardback, 2007) ISBN 9781595581457

And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen by Doreen Lawrence, £7.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780571234592

Catch Me Before I Fall by Rosie Childs, £8.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780753512203

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung, £8.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9781840185195

Picklehead: From Ceylon to Suburbia - A Memoir of Food, Family and Finding Yourself by Rohan Candappa, £9.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780091897796

Desert Children by Waris Dirie, £8.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9781844082513

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, £10.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780141032726

The Freedom Stairs: The Story of Adam Lowry Rankin, Underground Railroad Conductor by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin, £11.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 9780828320849

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown, £8.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 9780553818178

With Billie by Julia Blackburn, £10.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0099483653

What the Chinese Don't Eat by Xinran, £9.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 009950152x

Black Gold of the Sun by Ekow Eshun, £10.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0141010967

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni, £8.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 1586483781

The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism by Helene Lee and Stephen Davis, £14.99 (paperback, 2005) ISBN 9781556525582

Barefoot Gen - Vol. 2: The Day After by Keiji Nakazawa, £13.99 (paperback, 2005) ISBN 9780867196191

My Ear At His Heart: Reading My Father by Hanif Kureishi, £7.99 (paperback, 2005) ISBN 0571224040

Ready for Revolution: The Life & Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) by Stokely Carmichael, £19.99 (paperback, 2005) ISBN 0684850044

Book by Whoopi Goldberg, £10.99 (paperback, 2004) ISBN 0751526339

The Sewing Circles of Herat by Christina Lamb, £12.99 (paperback, 2003) ISBN 0007142528

Red Dust by Ma Jian, £10.99 (paperback, 2002) ISBN 9780099283294

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs, £8.95 (paperback, 2001) ISBN 0393976378

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Claybourne Carson (Ed), £12.99 (paperback, 2000) ISBN 0349112983

Honey, Honey, Miss Thang: Being Black, Gay, and on the Streets by Leon E. Pettiway, £26.99 (paperback, 1996) ISBN 9781566394987

All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes by Maya Angelou, £9.99 (paperback, 1987) ISBN 9781844085057

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou, £9.99 (paperback, 1986) ISBN 9781844085040

Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou, £9.99 (paperback, 1985) ISBN 9781844085026

Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou, £8.99 (paperback, 1985) ISBN 9781844085033

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, £8.99 (paperback, 1984) ISBN 9780860685111