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Black, Asian and Middle Eastern 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)

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Related booklists: Black American Women, Biography and Autobiography, Women's Biography and Autobiography, Asian Women, Black Women, Black and Asian Lives: Books for Children and Young Adults, Paul Robeson,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 14 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Black Ghosts: A Journey Into the Lives of Africans in China by Noo Saro-Wiwa
    Black Ghosts: A Journey Into the Lives of Africans in China - by Noo Saro-Wiwa

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781838856946 | ISBN 10: 1838856943

    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

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  • Cover image of book What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography by Floella Benjamin
    What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography - by Floella Benjamin

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529071061 | ISBN 10: 1529071062

    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

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  • Cover image of book Blackgirl on Mars by Lesley-Ann Brown
    Blackgirl on Mars - by Lesley-Ann Brown

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781914420283 | ISBN 10: 1914420284

    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

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  • Cover image of book Rising to the Surface by Lenny Henry
    Rising to the Surface - by Lenny Henry

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780571368792 | ISBN 10: 0571368794

    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

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon by Helen Rappaport
    In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon - by Helen Rappaport

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398504455 | ISBN 10: 1398504459

    '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

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  • Cover image of book An Autobiography by Angela Y. Davis
    An Autobiography - by Angela Y. Davis

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780241994573 | ISBN 10: 0241994578

    A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela Davis.  Edited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Liberation era which resonates just as powerfully toda ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time Come: Selected Prose by Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Time Come: Selected Prose - by Linton Kwesi Johnson

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781035006328 | ISBN 10: 1035006324

    'Key to understanding black British history' - Sunday Times 'Sharp and still relevant' - Zadie Smith 'A mosaic of wise, urgent and moving pieces' - Kit de Waal   Recognized as one of the great poets of modern times, and as a deeply respect ... more

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  • Cover image of book Different Voices Shared Lives: A Collection of New Writing from Voices Across Liverpool City Region by Various authors
    Different Voices Shared Lives: A Collection of New Writing from Voices Across Liverpool City Region - by Various authors

    £3.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781910580851 | ISBN 10: 1910580856

    Different Voices Shared Lives is a unique collection of writing by members of black, Asian and other racial minority communities from across the Liverpool City Region which offers new insights into the region’s culture and heritage. This book bring ... more

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  • Cover image of book His Name Is George Floyd: One Man
    His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice - by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781787635838 | ISBN 10: 178763583x

    'His Name Is George Floyd is essential for our times.' Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist  'An intimate, unvarnished and scrupulous account of his life...brilliantly revealing.' NEW YORK TIMES  You know how he died. This is how ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coconut by Florence Olajide
    Coconut - by Florence Olajide

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781909770652 | ISBN 10: 1909770655

    'Why am I not white like everybody else?' Nan came and sat on the edge of my bed. 'What do you mean?' A tender finger brushed against my cheek. 'Well, everyone in this house is white. Why am I Black?'   A generation of Nigerian children were ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation by Colin Grant
    Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation - by Colin Grant

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784709136 | ISBN 10: 1784709131

    When Colin Grant was growing up in Luton in the 1960s, he learned not to ask his Jamaican parents why they had emigrated to Britain. ‘We’re here because we’re here,’ his father would say. ‘You have some place else to go?’  But now, se ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment by Amelia Gentleman
    The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment - by Amelia Gentleman

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783351855 | ISBN 10: 1783351853

    ***LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019***  How do you pack for a one-way journey back to a country you left when you were eleven and have not visited for fifty years?  Amelia Gentleman's expose of the Windrush scandal shocked th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts
    Afropean: Notes from Black Europe - by Johny Pitts

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780141987286 | ISBN 10: 0141987286

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors)
    The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK - by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780992651442 | ISBN 10: 0992651441

    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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