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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)

Related categories: History & Biography / World - Asia / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas /
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 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,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 162 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Who Am I, Again? by Lenny Henry
    Who Am I, Again? - by Lenny Henry

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571342594 | ISBN 10: 0571342590

    ***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***   How do you beat the bullies and the bigots? Here's how.   The heart-breaking, inspirational (and very funny) story of the man who overcame so much, and won a very special place in a nation's heart. ... 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

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331051 | ISBN 10: 1787331059

    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 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan
    Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being - by Romesh Ranganathan

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780552173704 | ISBN 10: 0552173703

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp talent c ... 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

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783351848 | ISBN 10: 1783351845

    ***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 sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Name Is Why: A Memoir by Lemn Sissay
    My Name Is Why: A Memoir - by Lemn Sissay

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786892348 | ISBN 10: 1786892340

    How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.  At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham by Dermot Kavanagh
    Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham - by Dermot Kavanagh

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527373 | ISBN 10: 1783527374

    A biography of England's first professional black footballer, who represented Leyton Orient, West Bromwich Albion and became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid.  Shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Award ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown
    The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me - by Keah Brown

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781982100544 | ISBN 10: 1982100540

    From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.  Keah Brown ... 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

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780141984728 | ISBN 10: 0141984724

    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 Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor
    Greetings from Bury Park - by Sarfraz Manzoor

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526612083 | ISBN 10: 1526612089

    A charming and poignant memoir of growing up during the eighties as both a Pakistani Muslim and Bruce Springsteen fan.  Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Times of a Very British Man by Kamal Ahmed
    The Life and Times of a Very British Man - by Kamal Ahmed

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408889244 | ISBN 10: 1408889242

    Kamal Ahmed's childhood was very 'British' in every way – except for the fact that he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, he was raised at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday by Paolo Parisi
    Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781642730210 | ISBN 10: 1642730211

    Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Groundings with My Brothers by Walter Rodney
    The Groundings with My Brothers - by Walter Rodney

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788731157 | ISBN 10: 1788731158

    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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  • 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 The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah
    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography - by Benjamin Zephaniah

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471168956 | ISBN 10: 1471168956

    *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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  • Cover image of book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele
    When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786893055 | ISBN 10: 1786893053

    “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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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
    The Girl Who Smiled Beads - by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786090508 | ISBN 10: 1786090503

    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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  • Cover image of book Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon by Anthony Joseph
    Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon - by Anthony Joseph

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781845234195 | ISBN 10: 1845234197

    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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  • Cover image of book Zami: A New Spelling of my Name by Audre Lorde
    Zami: A New Spelling of my Name - by Audre Lorde

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241351086 | ISBN 10: 0241351081

    If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.   A little black girl opens her eyes in 1930s Harlem. Around her, a heady swirl of passers-by, car horns, kerosene lamps, the stock ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming by Michelle Obama
    Becoming - by Michelle Obama

    £25.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241334140 | ISBN 10: 0241334144

    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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  • Cover image of book Miles And Me by Quincy Troupe
    Miles And Me - by Quincy Troupe

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781609808341 | ISBN 10: 1609808347

    Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intima ... 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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  • Cover image of book Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide
    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 13: 9781925418804 | ISBN 10: 1925418804

    Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast, Grace Jones is truly one of a kind, equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable.   From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow
    No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson - by Jeff Sparrow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911617204 | ISBN 10: 1911617206

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir - by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784702243 | ISBN 10: 1784702242

    Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi
    These Bones Will Rise Again - by Panashe Chigumadzi

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999683306 | ISBN 10: 1999683307

    A leading writer of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free’ generation reflects on the November 2017 ousting of Robert Mugabe, radically reframing the history of Zimbabwe to include the perspectives of workers, women and urban movements   In November 20 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa
    Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years - by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509809615 | ISBN 10: 1509809619

    "I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mandela: His Essential Life by Peter Hain
    Mandela: His Essential Life - by Peter Hain

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786607584 | ISBN 10: 1786607581

    Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen. Charting his development from remote rural roots to city lawyer, freedom fighter, and then political leader, Peter Ha ... 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 Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands by Stuart Hall
    Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands - by Stuart Hall

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141984759 | ISBN 10: 0141984759

    'Sometimes I feel I was the last colonial'   This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and one of the leading intellectual lights of his age. Growing up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jamaica ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
    Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy - by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473671003 | ISBN 10: 1473671000

    The life story of Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist. "Coretta is more relevant today than ever... a female who takes responsibility for creating something bet ... more

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    'I Was Transformed': Frederick Douglass: An American Slave in Victorian Britain - by Laurence Fenton

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781445670195 | ISBN 10: 1445670194

    In the summer of 1845, Frederick Douglass, the young runaway slave catapulted to fame by his incendiary autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, arrived in Liverpool for the start of a near-two-year tour of Brita ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad
    The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir - by Anand Prahlad

    £16.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781602233218 | ISBN 10: 1602233217

    Anand Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir, vividly internal, powerfully lyrical, and brilliantly impressionistic, is his story.   For the first four years of his life, Prahlad didn’t speak. But his silenc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
    Notes of a Native Son - by James Baldwin

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241334003 | ISBN 10: 0241334004

    'The story of the negro in America is the story of America ... it is not a very pretty story'   James Baldwin's breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher ... 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 C.L.R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary by Paul Buhle
    C.L.R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary - by Paul Buhle

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786634535 | ISBN 10: 1786634538

    C. L. R. James was a protean twentieth-century Marxist intellectual, widely recognized as a pioneering scholar of slave revolt; a leading voice of Pan-Africanism; a peripatetic revolutionary and scholar who was active in US and UK radical movements; ... more

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  • Cover image of book Something Dark by Lemn Sissay
    Something Dark - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786822291 | ISBN 10: 1786822296

    Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his real name ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mandela: The Graphic Novel by Umlando Wezithombe
    Mandela: The Graphic Novel - by Umlando Wezithombe

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472139870 | ISBN 10: 1472139879

    A vivid account of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life in the form of a full-colour graphic novel.   Freedom fighter, fugitive, celebrated prisoner, president: the hero of a nation. Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely
    Frederick Douglass - by William S. McFeely

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780393354423 | ISBN 10: 0393354423

    Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass — orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America — was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Do ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black German: An Afro-German Life in the Twentieth Century by Theodor Michael, translated by Eve Rosenhaft
    Black German: An Afro-German Life in the Twentieth Century - by Theodor Michael, translated by Eve Rosenhaft

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781383117 | ISBN 10: 1781383111

    This is the first English translation of an important document in the history of the black presence in Germany and Europe: the autobiography of Theodor Michael.   Theodor Michael is among the few surviving members of the first generation of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann
    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 13: 9781408708958 | ISBN 10: 1408708957

    A Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.  When Patience Ibrahim's husband died, she feare ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Editor)
    The Good Immigrant - by Nikesh Shukla (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783523955 | ISBN 10: 1783523956

    How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?   Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your nativ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wake Up and Live: The Life of Bob Marley by Jim McCarthy and Benito Gallego
    Wake Up and Live: The Life of Bob Marley - by Jim McCarthy and Benito Gallego

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783059676 | ISBN 10: 1783059672

    The extraordinary life of the legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley is here celebrated in a superb graphic novel by Jim McCarthy and Benito Gallego.  A man of spiritual hunger and force with music in his bones, Robert Nesta Marley came to re ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
    Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin - by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781909762572 | ISBN 10: 1909762571

    On February 26th 2012 seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with a bag of Skittles and a can of juice when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighbourhood watchman ended his young life. In a matter of weeks, Trayvon Martin’s name w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
    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 13: 9780008201326 | ISBN 10: 0008201323

    The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller  Now a major motion picture. Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Muhammad Ali by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane
    Muhammad Ali - by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781506703183 | ISBN 10: 1506703186

    The story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali!   An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who metamorphosed from Cassius Clay to become a three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali. Not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer - by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846559891 | ISBN 10: 1846559898

    As a young student, internationally renowned author Ngugi wa Thiong’o found his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, writing his first, pivotal works just as the countries of East Africa were in the final throes of their independence str ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation by Susan Williams
    Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation - by Susan Williams

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141985701 | ISBN 10: 0141985704

    The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.   London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white ... more

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  • Cover image of book 61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC
    61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC's First Black Footballer - by Howard Gayle

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909245396 | ISBN 10: 1909245399

    In April 1981, Howard Gayle was summoned from the substitutes’ bench and sent on to play for Liverpool in the second leg of a European Cup semi-final at German champions Bayern Munich.   The previous October, by filling the same role at Manc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher
    Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer - by Kristina DuRocher

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781138786882 | ISBN 10: 1138786888

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wel ... 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 W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line by Bill V. Mullen
    W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line - by Bill V. Mullen

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745335056 | ISBN 10: 0745335055

    On the 27th August, 1963, the day before Martin Luther King electrified the world from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the immortal words, "I Have a Dream", the life of another giant of the Civil Rights movement quietly drew to a close in Accr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisoner to the Streets by Robyn Travis
    Prisoner to the Streets - by Robyn Travis

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780995458901 | ISBN 10: 0995458901

    Prisoner to the Streets is a raw, honest and uncompromising reflection of Robyn’s life ‘on road’ and explores the perils of being a young black man in inner-city London growing up between Hackney and Tottenham.  Touching, at times uncomfor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
    Negroland: A Memoir - by Margo Jefferson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783783021 | ISBN 10: 1783783028

    The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist
    An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar - by Reinhard Kleist

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910593097 | ISBN 10: 1910593095

    The remarkable story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar.   In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Eur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman
    Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS - by Martin Duberman

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620971925 | ISBN 10: 1620971925

    The Lambda Literary Awardwinning biography of two men fighting for their lives in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, from the celebrated historian. "A meticulously researched, nuanced, empathic and insightful portrait of two important artistic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Billie Holiday by John Szwed
    Billie Holiday - by John Szwed

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099592624 | ISBN 10: 0099592622

    When eighteen-year-old Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia studios in November of 1933 to record Riffin the Scotch and Your Mothers Son-in-Law, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and important career in twentieth-c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784785345 | ISBN 10: 1784785342

    The Beautiful Struggle is an extraordinary memoir from the most important new voice in the US race debate and the author of New York Times bestseller list no. 1 Between the World and Me, hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading. This small a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary by Gerald Horne
    Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary - by Gerald Horne

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745335322 | ISBN 10: 0745335322

    A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul
    Becoming Richard Pryor - by Scott Saul

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780062123329 | ISBN 10: 0062123327

    A major biography intimate, gripping, revelatory of an artist who revolutionized American comedy. Richard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his familys brothels, he grew up an outsider to privilege. H ... more

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  • Cover image of book Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art by Phoebe Hoban
    Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art - by Phoebe Hoban

    £15.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780704374041 | ISBN 10: 0704374048

    Jean-Michel Basquiat grew up as the son of an accountant and spent his youth as a graffiti artist. Before he knew it, the young Basquiat had been catapulted to the heights of fame because of his blackness, good looks and lack of formal art training, ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'll Never Write My Memoirs - by Grace Jones

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781471135217 | ISBN 10: 1471135217

    Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as the cover girl for such pu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War by Ray Costello
    Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War - by Ray Costello

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781380192 | ISBN 10: 1781380198

    Black Tommies is the first book entirely dedicated to the part played by soldiers of African descent in the British regular army during the First World War. If African colonial troops have been ignored by historians, the existence of any substantial ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family
    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 13: 9781473616257 | ISBN 10: 1473616255

    An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List.   When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cugoano Against Slavery by Martin Hoyles
    Cugoano Against Slavery - by Martin Hoyles

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781906190972 | ISBN 10: 1906190976

    Out of the three leading black figures in eighteenth-century England (Sancho, Equiano and Cugoano), Ottobah Cugoano is the least well known. Yet he was the most radical, campaigning not just against the slave trade but for a total abolition of slave ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Your Average Muslim by Zia Chaudhry
    Just Your Average Muslim - by Zia Chaudhry

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780722481 | ISBN 10: 1780722486

    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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  • Cover image of book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
    The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - by Jeanne Theoharis

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780807033326 | ISBN 10: 0807033324

    The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.   This revised edition includes a new introduction by the author, who reflec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors)
    Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology - by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors)

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780956971968 | ISBN 10: 0956971962

    A ground-breaking, provocative and diverse anthology of writing about black gay men's lives in the UK - essays, activist memoirs, (auto)biographies, poems and fiction, edited by multi-award-winning writers Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon.  Cont ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography by Mo Farah
    Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography - by Mo Farah

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444779585 | ISBN 10: 1444779583

    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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  • Cover image of book My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
    My Bondage and My Freedom - by Frederick Douglass

    £12.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300190595 | ISBN 10: 030019059x

    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 nations enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War ... more

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  • Cover image of book Starting at Zero: His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix
    Starting at Zero: His Own Story - by Jimi Hendrix

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408842157 | ISBN 10: 1408842157

    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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  • Cover image of book Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha
    Gandhi Before India - by Ramachandra Guha

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141044217 | ISBN 10: 0141044217

    The first volume of the definitive biography of Gandhi, one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century, from the great historian Ramachandra Guha.   The life of Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most remarkable and potent in the modern e ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Passion for Freedom: My Life by Mamphela Ramphele
    A Passion for Freedom: My Life - by Mamphela Ramphele

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784530426 | ISBN 10: 1784530425

    Mamphela Ramphele is a figurehead of modern South Africa. The partner of Steve Biko, until his death in 1977, she has demonstrated extraordinary political leadership and statesmanship, most recently as the leader of the Agang SA party.   In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer
    A Parallel Life - by Bonnie Greer

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909807624 | ISBN 10: 1909807621

    Standing on the corner of Michigan Avenue, in the middle of the biggest blizzard of the decade and at the height of the rush hour, I yelled into the driving snow and howling Arctic wind: OK! After playing the role of good daughter, great sister, best ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
    Mom and Me and Mom - by Maya Angelou

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781844089154 | ISBN 10: 1844089150

    For the first time, Maya Angelou - one of America's most celebrated memoirists and poets - shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother.  'In the first decade of the twentieth century, it was no ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa
    Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent - by Adekeye Adebajo

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780329437 | ISBN 10: 1780329431

    As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.   From t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking & Pioneering Historical Events by Jessie Carney Smith
    Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking & Pioneering Historical Events - by Jessie Carney Smith

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781578593699 | ISBN 10: 1578593697

    Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events. Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Pinkney Benton St ... more

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  • Cover image of book There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe
    There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra - by Chinua Achebe

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241959206 | ISBN 10: 0241959209

    Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, is a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp on world literature. There Was a Country is his long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of ... more

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  • Cover image of book 12 Years A Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery by Solomon Northup
    12 Years A Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery - by Solomon Northup

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781843914716 | ISBN 10: 1843914719

    Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life in jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Holiday: A Memoir by Gil Scott-Heron
    The Last Holiday: A Memoir - by Gil Scott-Heron

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857866189 | ISBN 10: 0857866184

    In the autumn of 1980, Stevie Wonder invited Gil Scott-Heron and his band to join him on a forty-one-city tour across America. The purpose of the tour, which included a major rally in Washington on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Mr. Robeson by Tayo Aluko
    Call Mr. Robeson - by Tayo Aluko

    £7.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780957679252 | ISBN 10: 0957679254

    They say I'm meddling in the foreign affairs of the United States Government. Now, that's too bad, 'cause I'm going to have to continue to meddle...   Paul Robeson is a world famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When over the yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paul Robeson: A Watched Man by Jordan Goodman
    Paul Robeson: A Watched Man - by Jordan Goodman

    £20.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781681312 | ISBN 10: 1781681317

    In his heyday, Paul Robeson was one of the most famous people in the world; to his enemies he was also one of the most dangerous. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the African-American singer was the voice of the people, both as a performer and as a polit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World by John Carlos and Dave Zirin
    The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World - by John Carlos and Dave Zirin

    £11.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781608462247 | ISBN 10: 1608462242

    Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smiths Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power moveme ... more

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  • Cover image of book Biko: A Life by Xolela Mangcu, with a Foreword by Nelson Mandela
    Biko: A Life - by Xolela Mangcu, with a Foreword by Nelson Mandela

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780767857 | ISBN 10: 1780767854

    Steve Biko was an exceptional and inspirational leader, a pivotal figure in South African history. As a leading anti-apartheid activist and thinker, Biko created the Black Consciousness Movement, the grassroots organisation which would mobilise a lar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus by Peggy and Murray Schwartz
    The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus - by Peggy and Murray Schwartz

    £19.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780300187939 | ISBN 10: 0300187939

    Pearl Primus (1919-1994) blazed onto the dance scene in 1943 with stunning works that incorporated social and racial protest into their dance aesthetic. In The Dance Claimed Me, Peggy and Murray Schwartz, friends and colleagues of Primus, offer an in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
    Twelve Years a Slave - by Solomon Northup

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780143106708 | ISBN 10: 0143106708

    Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next twelve years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life ... more

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  • Cover image of book From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King by Robert Hillary King
    From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King - by Robert Hillary King

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604865752 | ISBN 10: 160486575x

    Winner of the 2008 PASS Award (Prevention for a Safer Society) from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.  In 1970, a jury convicted Robert Hillary King of a crime he did not commit and sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He became ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance by Harry Belafonte and Michael Schnayerson
    My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance - by Harry Belafonte and Michael Schnayerson

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857865861 | ISBN 10: 0857865862

    Written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Schnayerson, My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a superstar singer and actor who was on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern memor ... more

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  • Cover image of book I & I: The Natural Mystics by Colin Grant
    I & I: The Natural Mystics - by Colin Grant

    £11.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099526728 | ISBN 10: 0099526727

    The history of the original Wailers - Tosh, Livingstone and Marley - as never before told Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trench Town R&B crooners, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-ton ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs of a Black Englishman (Paul Stephenson OBE) by Paul Stephenson
    Memoirs of a Black Englishman (Paul Stephenson OBE) - by Paul Stephenson

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906477394 | ISBN 10: 1906477396

    Paul Stephenson OBE is one of the leading black civil rights activists of his generation. It was in Bristol in 1963 that Paul and the black community took on the Bristol Omnibus Company that was refusing to employ black workers. The Bristol Bus Boyco ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther by Eddie Conway
    Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther - by Eddie Conway

    £11.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849350228 | ISBN 10: 1849350221

    In 1970, the feds framed Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore City Police officer. He was 24 years old. They threw him in prison, took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing, and tried to relegate him to a life marked by noth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mandela: The Authorised Biography by Anthony Sampson
    Mandela: The Authorised Biography - by Anthony Sampson

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007437979 | ISBN 10: 0007437978

    Widely considered to be the most important biography of Nelson Mandela, Antony Sampsons remarkable book has now been updated by acclaimed South African journalist, John Battersby.  Over a decade after his presidency of South Africa, Nels ... more

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  • Cover image of book Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography by Gok Wan
    Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography - by Gok Wan

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780091938383 | ISBN 10: 0091938384

    With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but its not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from.   Gok g ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - by Rebecca Skloot

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330533447 | ISBN 10: 0330533444

    The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever... Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela
    Conversations with Myself - by Nelson Mandela

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780230755949 | ISBN 10: 0230755941

    An unprecedented personal portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, in his own words. With a foreword by President Barack Obama. Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of takin ... 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 Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning by Mike Rowbottom
    Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning - by Mike Rowbottom

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906413828 | ISBN 10: 1906413827

    Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet and one of the most popular athletes of all time. His dramatic world record-breaking feats in the 100 and 200 metres have earned him Olympic and world gold medals in the last couple of years. But what has ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goodbye, Mango Sergeant: Memoir of a Jamaica Trench Town Boy by Keith Walker
    Goodbye, Mango Sergeant: Memoir of a Jamaica Trench Town Boy - by Keith Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906190392 | ISBN 10: 1906190399

    In the mid-1960s, Keith Walker said goodbye to the land of his birth to join his mother in England. It was the time of love and 'flower power', but life in London for a young, black man was cold, bleak, unfriendly and presented a whole new set of cha ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X by Robert E. Terrill (editor)
    The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X - by Robert E. Terrill (editor)

    £20.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780521731577 | ISBN 10: 0521731577

    Malcolm X is one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century struggle for equality in America. With the passing of time, and changing attitudes to race and religion in American society, the significance of a public figure like Malcolm X co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where are You Really From? Kola Kubes and Gelignite, Secrets and Lies by Tim Brannigan
    Where are You Really From? Kola Kubes and Gelignite, Secrets and Lies - by Tim Brannigan

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780856408533 | ISBN 10: 0856408530

    Born into a devoutly Catholic Belfast family, Peggy Brannigan was devastated when she became pregnant as a result of an extra-marital affair with a black junior doctor. Unwilling to have an abortion or to have the baby adopted, Peggy came up with an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bob Marley: The Untold Story by Chris Salewicz
    Bob Marley: The Untold Story - by Chris Salewicz

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007255535 | ISBN 10: 0007255535

    What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rocknroll? How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland
    Bite of the Mango - by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408805190 | ISBN 10: 1408805197

    An astonishing story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumours of rebel attacks were no m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out by Malalai Joya
    Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out - by Malalai Joya

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846041501 | ISBN 10: 1846041503

    Malalai Joya is the youngest and most famous female MP in Afghanistan, whose bravery and vision have won her an international following. She made world headlines with her very first speech, in which she courageously denounced the presence of warlords ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Settler
    The Settler's Cookbook: Tales of Love, Migration and Food - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846270840 | ISBN 10: 1846270847

    This is a warm, personal memoir from one of Britain's most high-profile and vocal immigrants - a mouth-watering exploration of the author's East African Indian roots through the shared experience of cooking. Through the personal story of Yasmin's ... 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 Black Country to Red China: One Girl
    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 13: 9780099536031 | ISBN 10: 009953603x

    Born in pre-Revolutionary China and brought up in the Midlands, Esther Cheo Ying returned to China in 1949 after a traumatic childhood, convinced that there she would find the happiness and sense of belonging she longed for. Caught up in the turmoil ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation by Xinran
    China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation - by Xinran

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099501480 | ISBN 10: 0099501481

    China Witness is the personal testimony of a generation whose stories have not yet been told. Here the grandparents and great-grandparents of today sum up in their own words for the first and perhaps the last time the vast changes that have overt ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Gold Mountain: A Family Memoir of Love, Struggle and Survival by Lisa See
    On Gold Mountain: A Family Memoir of Love, Struggle and Survival - by Lisa See

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747599074 | ISBN 10: 0747599076

    A fascinating memoir of a Chinese-American family by the bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.  In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather left China in search of riches on the Gold Mountain, the Chinese name for the promis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mao
    Mao's Last Dancer - by Li Cunxin

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141040226 | ISBN 10: 014104022x

    Raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's childhood revolved around the commune, his family and Chairman Mao's Little Red Book.  Until, that is, Madame Mao's cultural delegates came in se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tears of the Desert: One Woman
    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 13: 9780340963579 | ISBN 10: 0340963573

    Halima Bashir was born into the remote western deserts of Sudan. She grew up in a wonderfully rich environment and later went on to study medicine. At the age of twenty-four she returned to her tribe and began practising as their first ever qualified ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pilgrim State by Jacqueline Walker
    Pilgrim State - by Jacqueline Walker

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340960806 | ISBN 10: 0340960809

    Pilgrim State is a stunning memoir which tells the story of Dorothy Walker - equal parts beautiful, headstrong, brave and tragic. Her life is lovingly recreated by her daughter Jacqueline in homage to the remarkable woman she was. In the haunt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Michelle Obama: A Biography by Liza Mundy
    Michelle Obama: A Biography - by Liza Mundy

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847397508 | ISBN 10: 1847397506

    She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"?   In Michelle, Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait, taking us inside the marria ... more

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  • Cover image of book Balti Britain: A Journey Through the British Asian Experience by Ziauddin Sardar
    Balti Britain: A Journey Through the British Asian Experience - by Ziauddin Sardar

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847080820 | ISBN 10: 1847080820

    Ziauddin Sardar, whose acclaimed Desperately Seeking Paradise demystified Islam, gives his humane, sharp and witty perspective on the experience of being a British Asian. Sardar travels to the main Asian communities in the UK, to Leicester and Bi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War by Dang Thuy Tram
    Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War - by Dang Thuy Tram

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846040764 | ISBN 10: 1846040760

    'I've been up since 4 a.m, preparing for the enemy's attack...'  On June 22 1970, Dang Thuy Tram was killed by an American patrol in South Vietnam. She was an idealistic young doctor trying to defend her patients and, discovered amongst her p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ugly: The true story of a loveless childhood by Constance Briscoe
    Ugly: The true story of a loveless childhood - by Constance Briscoe

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340994658 | ISBN 10: 0340994657

    Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood.  Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton
    Revolutionary Suicide - by Huey P. Newton

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780143105329 | ISBN 10: 0143105329

    Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newtons famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of Americas Black Panther Party.   From Newtons impoverished childhood on the str ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life
    Life's New Hurdles - by Colin Jackson

    £1.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781906125936 | ISBN 10: 1906125937

    Colin Jackson is one of the greatest athletes that Britain has ever produced. He was in the world top ten for sixteen years, and was world number one for two of them. He set seven European and Commonwealth and nine UK records, and he still holds the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker
    Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence - by Rebecca Walker

    £15.00   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780285638204 | ISBN 10: 0285638203

    After a lifetime of ambivalence and uncertainty about the role of motherhood in a woman's life, Rebecca Walker, hailed by Time Magazine as one of the most influential American leaders under forty, decided to have a baby.   Raised by her mother ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - by Barack Obama

    £18.98   audiobook on CD   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847673282 | ISBN 10: 1847673287

    The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotion ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hand Me My Travelin
    Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell - by Michael Gray

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747565611 | ISBN 10: 0747565619

    "No one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell."(Bob Dylan) The great pre-war blues musician Blind Willie McTell was one of the most gifted artists of his generation, with an exquisite voice and a sublime talen for the 12-string guitar. Yet h ... more

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