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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 37 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 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 SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space by Derek Owusu
    SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space - by Derek Owusu

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781409182634 | ISBN 10: 1409182630

    "This is an inspiring collection of essays... Every page of this book breaks down stereotypes of what being a Black man is."(Benjamin Zephaniah ) What is the experience of Black men in Britain? With continued conversation around British identity, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
    Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - by Akala

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473661233 | ISBN 10: 1473661234

    A searing modern polemic from the BAFTA- and MOBO-award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.  From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
    Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging - by Afua Hirsch

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784705039 | ISBN 10: 1784705039

    Where are you really from?   You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.   So why do people keep asking you where you are from?   Brit(ish) is abou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why I
    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - by Reni Eddo-Lodge

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408870587 | ISBN 10: 1408870584

    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD   What does it mean to be a person of colour in a world dominated by white privilege?   Exploring everything from eradicated black histo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
    Black and British: A Forgotten History - by David Olusoga

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781447299769 | ISBN 10: 1447299760

    Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize   In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills
    Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain - by Clair Wills

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846147166 | ISBN 10: 1846147166

    The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motives, thousands of individuals took the plunge. Most assumed they would spend ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain by Ron Ramdin
    The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain - by Ron Ramdin

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786630650 | ISBN 10: 1786630656

    A classic history of the role of Black working-class struggles throughout the twentieth century.  In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain’s disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black ... 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 Roots and Culture: Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain by Eddie Chambers
    Roots and Culture: Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain - by Eddie Chambers

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784536176 | ISBN 10: 1784536172

    How did a distinct and powerful Black British identity emerge? In the 1950s, when many Caribbean migrants came to Britain, there was no such recognised entity as "Black Britain." Yet by the 1980s, the cultural landscape had radically changed, and a r ... 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 Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846274206 | ISBN 10: 1846274206

    England may be a small country on a small island, but its inhabitants have always had a boundless curiosity about the world beyond their shoreline. From the nation's modern origins in the Renaissance, travellers have eagerly roamed the globe and been ... 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 Letters to a Young Generation by Amanda Wilson (Editor)
    Letters to a Young Generation - by Amanda Wilson (Editor)

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780957136748 | ISBN 10: 0957136749

    Letters to a Young Generation is a collection of 13 letters from men who understand what its like to be a black male growing up in the United Kingdom; from actors to MPs, fashion designers to athletes. Inspiring, humorous and most importantly ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black and Asian Theatre In Britain: A History by Colin Chambers
    Black and Asian Theatre In Britain: A History - by Colin Chambers

    £34.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415375986 | ISBN 10: 0415375983

    Black and Asian Theatre in Britain is an unprecedented study tracing the history of the Other through the ages in British theatre. The diverse and often contradictory aspects of this history are expertly drawn together to provide a detailed backgro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Murder in Notting Hill by Mark Olden
    Murder in Notting Hill - by Mark Olden

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846945366 | ISBN 10: 1846945364

    A search for the truth about a distant unsolved murder.   At around midnight on May 17 1959, a white gang ambushed Antiguan carpenter Kelso Cochrane on a Notting Hill slum street. One of them plunged a knife into his heart. When the po ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians Come to Britain by Mahmood Mamdani
    From Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians Come to Britain - by Mahmood Mamdani

    £15.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906387570 | ISBN 10: 1906387575

    This vivid autobiographical account of Idi Amin's 1972 expulsion of the Uganda Asians and their experiences in refugee camps in Britain is as pertinent today as when first published. With a new introduction by the author, Mahmood Mamdani explores the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: The 2001 Bradford Riot and Beyond by Jenny Pearce and Janet Bujra
    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: The 2001 Bradford Riot and Beyond - by Jenny Pearce and Janet Bujra

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781904091493 | ISBN 10: 1904091490

    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning marks the tenth anniversary of the Bradford riot of Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 July 2001. The day began with a peaceful demonstration against a banned Far Right march but ended in one of the most violent examples of unre ... 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 Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? by Gary Younge
    Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? - by Gary Younge

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141029948 | ISBN 10: 0141029943

    What does it mean to call yourself British in the 21st century? If Obama was raised by his white mother, why is he the first black president? Why do Muslims feel more at home in America, which invaded Iraq, than in France, which opposed the o ... 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 Mother Country: Britain
    Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front 1939-45 - by Stephen Bourne

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752456102 | ISBN 10: 0752456105

    Very little attention has been given to black British and West African and Caribbean citizens who lived and worked on the front line during the Second World War. Yet black people were under fire in cities like Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, London an ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Being Black Is, and What Being Black Isn
    What Being Black Is, and What Being Black Isn't - by Jacob Whittingham and Biscuit

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906190309 | ISBN 10: 1906190305

    Currently, the most powerful man in the world is Barack Obama and the most powerful woman in the world, according to many in the media industry, is Oprah Winfrey.  For the first time, being black and successful isn't just about being good at sin ... 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 Deaths in Police Custody and Human Rights: The Failure of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry by David Mayberry
    Black Deaths in Police Custody and Human Rights: The Failure of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - by David Mayberry

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781906190095 | ISBN 10: 1906190097

    This unique book provides an insight into one of the most disturbing and under-reported issues to affect ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom.   Through an assessment of diversity literature and interviews with police officers, it highlight ... 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 From There to Here: 16 True Tales of Immigration to Britain by Various authors
    From There to Here: 16 True Tales of Immigration to Britain - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141034119 | ISBN 10: 0141034114

    In February 2007, we asked people from any background to send us their true personal accounts of immigration to Britain. The response was significant, and the range of entries overwhelming. Five judges including Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy
    Black Britain: A Photographic History - by Paul Gilroy

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780863565403 | ISBN 10: 0863565409

    People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of British blackness and black Britishness, has assembled a living v ... more

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  • Cover image of book East of Acre Lane by Alex Wheatle
    East of Acre Lane - by Alex Wheatle

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007225620 | ISBN 10: 0007225628

    A searing account of a young man's attempt to do the right thing set against the backdrop of the Brixton Riots.It is 1981. Biscuit lives with his mother, brother and sister. He helps out by hustling on the frontline for the South London badman, Nunc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Gold of the Sun by Ekow Eshun
    Black Gold of the Sun - by Ekow Eshun

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141010960 | ISBN 10: 0141010967

    Growing up in London, Ekow Eshun never felt truly at home. Born in Britain to African parents, he found himself caught between two cultures without fully belonging to either. Plagued by the unease of dual identity, he travels to Africa to look for an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the East End by Tarquin Hall
    Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the East End - by Tarquin Hall

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780719565564 | ISBN 10: 0719565561

    An Afghan poaches a goose from the local park for Christmas dinner, asylum seekers try to rescue an Albanian girl sold into prostitution, a Bangladeshi teenager battles her family to be allowed to go to Cambridge, and an elderly Jewish widow reveals ... more

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  • Cover image of book Write Black, Write British: From Post Colonial to Black British Literature by Edited by Kadija Sesay
    Write Black, Write British: From Post Colonial to Black British Literature - by Edited by Kadija Sesay

    £14.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781870518062 | ISBN 10: 1870518063

    Write Black, Write British examines the new Black British writers in Britain, writing about Britain from a specific British perspective - inscribed in Black. This collection of essays puts the work of British born writers of African and Caribbean par ... more

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  • Cover image of book After Empire by Paul Gilroy
    After Empire - by Paul Gilroy

    £23.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780415343084 | ISBN 10: 0415343089

    What is the future for mulitculturalism? Can we move beyond the melancholic celebration of past glories embodied in the cry "two world wars and one World Cup" to imagine a modern, mulitcultural British identity?In this important new book, Paul Gilro ... more

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  • Cover image of book There Ain
    There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack - by Paul Gilroy

    £14.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780415289818 | ISBN 10: 0415289815

    This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race. By accusing British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political divide of refusing to take race seriously, Paul Gilroy caused immediate uproar when this bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)
    The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781840021073 | ISBN 10: 1840021071

    Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry. An o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vanley Burke: A Retrospective by Edited by Mark Sealy
    Vanley Burke: A Retrospective - by Edited by Mark Sealy

    £20.00   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9780853157830 | ISBN 10: 0853157839

    Vanley Burke's photographs represent a sensitive portrayal of black people and their presence in the Midlands. From the inception of early black political pressure groups, to direct state confrontation, Vanley Burke has made a photographic record of ... more

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