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Black British Women -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas /
Related booklists: Black Britain, Women's Biography and Autobiography, Black British History, Black Women, Black Feminism & Womanism, Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V Carby
    Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands - by Hazel V Carby

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788735094 | ISBN 10: 1788735099

    '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

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  • Cover image of book This is Us: Black British Women and Girls by Kafayat Okanlawon
    This is Us: Black British Women and Girls - by Kafayat Okanlawon

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999894122 | ISBN 10: 199989412x

    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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  • Cover image of book War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne
    War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781909762855 | ISBN 10: 1909762857

    From the author of Black Poppies, Fighting Proud and Evelyn Dove comes a timely new account exploring Britain’s diverse history from the Second World War to the Empire Windrush and beyond, told through the experiences of black British women.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    The Terrible - by Yrsa Daley-Ward

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846149825 | ISBN 10: 1846149827

    "A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay
    Red Dust Road - by Jackie Kay

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509858392 | ISBN 10: 1509858393

    'What makes us who we are? My adoption is a story that has happened to me. I couldn�t make it up.�� From the moment when, as a little girl, she realizes that her skin is a different colour from that of her beloved mum and dad, to the tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Evelyn Dove: Britain
    Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909762350 | ISBN 10: 1909762350

    A pioneer and a trailblazer, Evelyn Dove left a mark in the arts industry. She was the first black female singer on BBC Radio and the first black British female singer to work in America, a quarter of a century before Shirley Bassey.   In a ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell
    Hope: My Life in Football - by Hope Powell

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925565 | ISBN 10: 1472925564

    Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham girl, this is the amazing story of how a ki ... more

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  • Cover image of book Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment by Carole Boyce Davies (Editor)
    Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment - by Carole Boyce Davies (Editor)

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780956240163 | ISBN 10: 095624016x

    Claudia Jones was a smart, politically-wise, brilliant, transnational feminist, Pan Africanist theorist and cultural activist who brought together in her speeches and writings the politics that is now seen as a necessary way of intersecting a variet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Londoners: A History by Susan Okokon
    Black Londoners: A History - by Susan Okokon

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780752453750 | ISBN 10: 0752453750

    A tribute to the Black community of London.  This fascinating illustrated history traces the relationship of London to her Black citizens over the past centuries. Susan Okokon provides a detailed testimony and visual record of this importa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Banana Kid by Valerie Mason-John
    The Banana Kid - by Valerie Mason-John

    £9.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905664375 | ISBN 10: 1905664370

    I could have been born and raised in Africa. But my Spirit was in too much of a rush to be reincarnated... At six weeks I was chucked out into the new year of 1965 which wasnt prepared to welcome an African baby, abandoned on a harsh English winter ... more

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  • Cover image of book House Music: The Oona King Diaries by Oona King
    House Music: The Oona King Diaries - by Oona King

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747593096 | ISBN 10: 0747593094

    How does it feel to lose your job in front of 10 million people? To become an MP in your twenties? To ask a Government Whip for time to see your husband? To sleep on the floor while waiting to vote in the middle of the night? To represent the Secreta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake
    Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography - by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753513170 | ISBN 10: 075351317x

    Kelly Holmes had two dreams - to join the army, and bring home a gold medal from the Olympic Games. But winning double gold in the 2004 Olympics and becoming Dame Kelly Holmes was much more than fulfilling a dream; it was a reward for a lifetime of r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Women for Beginners by S. Pearl Sharp
    Black Women for Beginners - by S. Pearl Sharp

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389201 | ISBN 10: 193438920x

    There's a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country. So no matter where you go, she's already been there. Her presence is everywhere.  Black Women for Beginners chronicles the trials and triumphs of Black Women from an ... more

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  • Cover image of book And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen by Doreen Lawrence
    And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen - by Doreen Lawrence

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571234592 | ISBN 10: 0571234593

    This is the heartbreaking story of a mother's loss. It is also the story of how one ordinary black woman and her husband changed the face of British policing and the criminal justice system.In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of ... more

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  • Cover image of book In The Company of Women by Alwin Peter
    In The Company of Women - by Alwin Peter

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780953247714 | ISBN 10: 0953247716

    If you only ever buy one book this has to be it. This book is just extraordinary in the true meaning of the word. It is rare to find a book, which voices the experience of black women on such a wide range of issues. This book is straight talking and ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Homebreakers to Jailbreakers: Southall Black Sisters by Rahil Gupta (editor)
    From Homebreakers to Jailbreakers: Southall Black Sisters - by Rahil Gupta (editor)

    £20.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781842774410 | ISBN 10: 1842774417

    Against all the odds, a poorly funded, radical women's group - Southall Black Sisters - has become synonymous with black British Feminism over the last 21 years. They have not merely offered welfare advice from their West London base, but have spear ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince
    The History of Mary Prince - by Mary Prince

    £8.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780140437492 | ISBN 10: 0140437495

    Mary Prince recalls that in the slave market in Bermuda, where she was put up for sale, the buyers' talk 'fell like cayenne on the fresh wounds of our hearts'. During her life as a slave she was taken from Bermuda to Turks Island and Antigua, eventua ... more

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