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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 16 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 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 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 Springfield Road by Salena Godden
    Springfield Road - by Salena Godden

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783520558 | ISBN 10: 1783520558

    I came here to begin a new story, but maybe all my stories begin with this one story this love story, this ghost story... Springfield Road is a journey into childhood. My childhood, maybe your childhood too. I set out to capture a snapshot of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black
    Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir - by Pauline Black

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846687914 | ISBN 10: 1846687918

    Probably best-known for her role as lead singer in The Selecter, one of the best British ska / 2 tone bands of the early 1980s, Pauline Black has lived a life rich in contradictions. Mixed-race, adopted to a middle-aged white couple, tracing some of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy by France Winddance Twine
    A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy - by France Winddance Twine

    £20.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780822348764 | ISBN 10: 0822348764

    A White Side of Black Britain explores the racial consciousness of white women in the United Kingdom who have established families and had children with black men of African Caribbean heritage. Filling a gap in the sociological literature on racism a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Recasting Race: Women of Mixed Heritage in Further Education by Indra Angeli Dewan
    Recasting Race: Women of Mixed Heritage in Further Education - by Indra Angeli Dewan

    £19.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781858564050 | ISBN 10: 1858564050

    The mixed race population has shown an unprecedented increase in Britain in the last few years, and mixed race is currently heralded as the UK's fastest growing ethnic group. Whilst this development has been reflected in the recent rapid growth in mi ... 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 Catch Me Before I Fall by Rosie Childs
    Catch Me Before I Fall - by Rosie Childs

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780753512203 | ISBN 10: 0753512203

    When Rosie Childs was born, as Clare Malone, her life was immediately different to those around her - she was a black child in an all-white family and on an all-white Liverpool council, estate in the 1950s, and therefore living proof of her mother's ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
    The Time of Our Singing - by Richard Powers

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099453833 | ISBN 10: 0099453835

    Jonah, Joseph and Ruth are the children of mixed-race parents determined to protect them from the grinding effects of race.  Hothouse children, they are all musically talented, but they cannot be protected from the world for long. Jonah becomes ... more

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    'Mixed Race' Studies: A Reader - by Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe

    £36.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780415321648 | ISBN 10: 0415321646

    Mixed race studies is one of the fastest growing, as well as one of the most important and controversial areas in the field of race and ethnic relations. Bringing together pioneering and controversial scholarship from both the social and the biologic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sugar and Slate by Charlotte Williams
    Sugar and Slate - by Charlotte Williams

    £6.95   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780954088101 | ISBN 10: 0954088107

    A mixed-race young woman, the daughter of a white Welsh-speaking mother and black father from Guyana, grows up in a small town on the coast of North Wales. From there she travels to Africa, the Caribbean and finally back to Wales.   Sugar & Sl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mixed Feelings: The Complex Lives of Mixed Race Britons by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    Mixed Feelings: The Complex Lives of Mixed Race Britons - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    £11.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780704347069 | ISBN 10: 0704347067

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's new book offers the sharpest and most informed insight yet on mixed-race Britain. Opening with an historical perspective, she traces up to the twenty-first century the reactions - often rabid - to mixed-race relationships, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Colored People: The Mixed-Race Movement in America by Jon M. Spencer
    The New Colored People: The Mixed-Race Movement in America - by Jon M. Spencer

    £20.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780814780725 | ISBN 10: 0814780725

    In recent years, dramatic increases in racial intermarriage have given birth to a generation who refuse to be shoehorned into neat, pre-existing racial categories. Energized by a refusal to allow mixed-race people to be rendered invisible, this movem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remember Me: Achievements of Mixed Race People Past & Present by Asher & Martin Hoyles
    Remember Me: Achievements of Mixed Race People Past & Present - by Asher & Martin Hoyles

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781870518628 | ISBN 10: 1870518624

    Thirty biographies including historical famous names such as Bob Marley, Mary Seacole and Frederick Douglass, as well as less well-known people like Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer, Ellen Craft, the runaway slave, and Samuel C ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Color of Water: A Black Man
    The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - by James McBride

    £9.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780747538325 | ISBN 10: 0747538328

    As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.'  Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. ' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley
    Daughter of Earth - by Agnes Smedley

    £14.99   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9780935312683 | ISBN 10: 0935312684

    In this gritty autobiographical novel (1929) revered writer and activist Agnes Smedley describes her first 33 years, growing up in a mixed-race family on the wrong side of the tracks, teaching at fifteen, going to college at Berkeley, discovering dou ... more

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