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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 87 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 Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    Friday Black - by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787476004 | ISBN 10: 1787476006

    Racism, but “managed” through virtual reality  Black Friday, except you die in a bargain-crazed throng  Happiness, but pharmacological  Love, despite everything  Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unr ... more

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  • Cover image of book An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    An American Marriage - by Tayari Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786075192 | ISBN 10: 1786075199

    LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION, 2019   'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama   Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the Americ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
    Heads of the Colored People - by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784706586 | ISBN 10: 1784706582

    In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    The Nickel Boys - by Colson Whitehead

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780708899410 | ISBN 10: 0708899412

    Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.  Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Mart ... more

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  • Cover image of book Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
    Praise Song for the Butterflies - by Bernice L. McFadden

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781909762886 | ISBN 10: 1909762881

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019   A powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded.   Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs
    How to Love a Jamaican - by Alexia Arthurs

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509883622 | ISBN 10: 1509883622

    "In this thrilling debut collection Alexia Arthurs is all too easy to love."(Zadie Smith) Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret – these are the tensions at the heart of Alexia Arthurs’ debut book about Jamaican im ... more

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  • Cover image of book Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    Washington Black - by Esi Edugyan

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846689604 | ISBN 10: 1846689600

    A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.   When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
    Down the River Unto the Sea - by Walter Mosley

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474608671 | ISBN 10: 1474608671

    Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing   Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island priso ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
    Speak No Evil - by Uzodinma Iweala

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780719523908 | ISBN 10: 0719523907

    In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.  On the ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley
    A Different Drummer - by William Melvin Kelley

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787478039 | ISBN 10: 1787478033

    June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the southern state. And there ... more

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  • Cover image of book Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson
    Skin Folk - by Nalo Hopkinson

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781504052764 | ISBN 10: 1504052765

    World Fantasy Award Winner: Fiction that “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling,” by the author of The Salt Roads (Library Journal).  In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribb ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Long
    How Long 'til Black Future Month? - by N. K. Jemisin

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780356512549 | ISBN 10: 0356512541

    Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.   N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    Friday Black - by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787476011 | ISBN 10: 1787476014

    Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new American literary star.   A Publisher's Weekly Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2018   Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explores the many ways we fight fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell Me How Long the Train
    Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone - by James Baldwin

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241342039 | ISBN 10: 0241342031

    In this tender, impassioned fourth novel, James Baldwin created one of his most striking characters: a man struggling to become himself.   'Everyone wishes to be loved, but in the event, nearly no one can bear it'   At the height of his ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard
    The Talented Ribkins - by Ladee Hubbard

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781612197289 | ISBN 10: 1612197280

    "For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself."(Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Bluest Eye, Beloved, and Song of Solomon) At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn’t have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Roots by Alex Haley
    Roots - by Alex Haley

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873387 | ISBN 10: 1784873381

    The radical, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins: a powerful memoir, a history of slavery and a landmark in African-American literature.   WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID OLUSOGA Win ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
    A Blade So Black - by L.L. McKinney

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781789090055 | ISBN 10: 1789090059

    The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ayiti by Roxane Gay
    Ayiti - by Roxane Gay

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472154170 | ISBN 10: 1472154177

    From New York Times-bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience.   In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oreo by Fran Ross
    Oreo - by Fran Ross

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509888467 | ISBN 10: 1509888462

    With an introduction by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James. "A rollicking little masterpiec... one of the most delightful, hilarious, intelligent novels I’ve stumbled across in recent years"(Pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black No More by George S. Schuyler
    Black No More - by George S. Schuyler

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780143131885 | ISBN 10: 0143131885

    The landmark comic satire that asks, “What would happen if all black people in America turned white?”  It’s New Year’s Day 1933 in New York City, and Max Disher, a young black man, has just found out that a certain Dr. Junius Crookman ... more

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  • Cover image of book Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead
    Apex Hides the Hurt - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780708898758 | ISBN 10: 0708898750

    This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.   The town of Winthrop has decided it needs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
    Sing, Unburied, Sing - by Jesmyn Ward

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408890967 | ISBN 10: 1408890968

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal  An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    Bluebird, Bluebird - by Attica Locke

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781257685 | ISBN 10: 178125768x

    A powerful novel about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV/Channel 4 show Empire.  When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren ... more

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  • Cover image of book What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
    What We Lose - by Zinzi Clemmons

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008245979 | ISBN 10: 0008245975

    A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death – from one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35  Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian.  She is American, but ... more

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  • Cover image of book Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins
    Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? - by Kathleen Collins

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783783410 | ISBN 10: 1783783419

    It is the long, hot summer of 1963 and New York is filled with lovers, dreamers and protestors. Young African-American women grow out their hair and discover the taste of new freedoms. Young men, white and black, travel south to fight against segrega ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Castle Cross The Magnet Carter by Kia Corthron
    The Castle Cross The Magnet Carter - by Kia Corthron

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781609808075 | ISBN 10: 160980807x

    Winner of the Center for Fiction's 2016 First Novel Prize   The hotly anticipated first novel by lauded playwright and The Wire TV writer Kia Corthron, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first ce ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou
    Black Moses - by Alain Mabanckou

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781256749 | ISBN 10: 1781256748

    Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2017.  The new novel from the outstanding figure of French and African literature, Man Booker International shortlisted novelist Alain Mabanckou.  It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Homegoing - by Yaa Gyasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241975237 | ISBN 10: 0241975239

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book   Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley
    Charcoal Joe - by Walter Mosley

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781474604529 | ISBN 10: 1474604528

    Walter Mosley - 'simply the best crime writer around today' Guardian - brings back his iconic hero, Easy Rawlins, in a frenetic adventure through the shady streets of LA.   IS EASY RAWLINS A MATCH FOR CHARCOAL JOE?   Life for Easy Rawlins ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
    The Intuitionist - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780708898475 | ISBN 10: 0708898475

    The marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected debut novel from the author of The Underground Railroad.   Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    The Underground Railroad - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780708898406 | ISBN 10: 0708898408

    From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings
    Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation - by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

    £15.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781419709470 | ISBN 10: 141970947x

    Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.  More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sellout by Paul Beatty
    The Sellout - by Paul Beatty

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786071460 | ISBN 10: 1786071460

    **WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016**   ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.' Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty's pages, the smarter you'll get.' Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
    Under the Udala Trees - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847088383 | ISBN 10: 1847088384

    One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a r ... more

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  • Cover image of book God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
    God Help the Child - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099555926 | ISBN 10: 0099555921

    The potent new novel from the Nobel Laureate What you do to children matters. And they might never forget Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
    The Book of Phoenix - by Nnedi Okorafor

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781444762808 | ISBN 10: 144476280x

    The stunning stand-alone prequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Who Fears Death by the author of Lagoon.   ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD***   They call her many things - a research project, a test-subject, a specimen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pleasantville by Attica Locke
    Pleasantville - by Attica Locke

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846689499 | ISBN 10: 184668949x

    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS PRIZE 2016  It's 1996, Bill Clinton has just been re-elected and in Houston a mayoral election is looming. As usual the campaign focuses on Pleasantville -- the African-American neighbourhood of the city that has sw ... more

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  • Cover image of book Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson
    Falling in Love with Hominids - by Nalo Hopkinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781616961985 | ISBN 10: 1616961988

    Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, Skin Folk) has been widely hailed as a highly significant voice in Caribbean and American fiction. She has been dubbed one of our most important writers, (Junot Diaz), with an imagination that most of us wou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
    Beasts of No Nation - by Uzodinma Iweala

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781473625556 | ISBN 10: 1473625556

    Official tie-in to the Netflix Original Film featuring Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre).   Agu is just a boy when war arrives at his village. His mother and sister are re ... more

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  • Cover image of book X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon;
    X: A Novel - by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon;

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780763669676 | ISBN 10: 0763669679

    I am Malcolm. I am my fathers son. But to be my fathers son means that they will always come for me. They will always come for me, and I will always succumb. Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rose Gold by Walter Mosely
    Rose Gold - by Walter Mosely

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780227856 | ISBN 10: 178022785x

    Easy Rawlins is back - and this time its personal... When four armed policemen turn up at Easy Rawlins's door, he thinks he's in trouble. He is. They want him to find Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a millionaire arms dealer. And Easy can't a ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
    A Lesson Before Dying - by Ernest J. Gaines

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846687860 | ISBN 10: 1846687861

    Award-winning classic novel of prejudice, community and what it means to be a man in the American South. In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are kill ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Bit of Difference by Sefi Atta
    A Bit of Difference - by Sefi Atta

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007536108 | ISBN 10: 0007536100

    Deola Bello is tired of London, but shes not ready to give up on life. When her charity job takes her home to Nigeria, her thoughts turn to the future, as she questions whether her peripatetic existence is still right for her.   Deola encount ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
    All Our Names - by Dinaw Mengestu

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781444793758 | ISBN 10: 1444793756

    An unforgettable tale of love, friendship and revolution set between Africa and America, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award.  LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015  Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
    Every Day is for the Thief - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571307944 | ISBN 10: 0571307949

    A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York. Like him, his childhood country has grown up quickly: found fast-food restaurants, email cafs, contempt for authority; the all-consuming draw of money for nothing. From the consul ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
    Happiness, Like Water - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088314 | ISBN 10: 1847088317

    In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
    Kindred - by Octavia E. Butler

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472214812 | ISBN 10: 1472214811

    A modern black woman is transported to 19th century Maryland, where she faces the cruel realities of slavery. Kindred, Octavia E. Butler's masterpiece, is an essential read and 'a shattering work of art' (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner). On her 26th b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Green by Walter Mosley
    Little Green - by Walter Mosley

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780226057 | ISBN 10: 1780226055

    Easy Rawlins is back. The iconic detective who leapt to fame in Devil in a Blue Dress returns.  We thought we'd seen the last of Easy Rawlins at the end of Blonde Faith. But it takes more than an oncoming car to stop LA's finest PI.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo
    We Need New Names - by Noviolet Bulawayo

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099581888 | ISBN 10: 0099581884

    * Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013*   * US National Book Award 5 Under 35 *   * Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014*  * Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014*   * Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014* &n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
    Lagoon - by Nnedi Okorafor

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444762761 | ISBN 10: 1444762761

    A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea. The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troub ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    The Color Purple - by Alice Walker

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780228716 | ISBN 10: 1780228716

    The classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
    Ghana Must Go - by Taiye Selasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780670919888 | ISBN 10: 0670919888

    Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Home by Toni Morrison
    Home - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099555940 | ISBN 10: 0099555948

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved comes a dazzling new novel set in 1950s America in the aftermath of the Korean War.  It begins with a letter from a woman Frank has never met. A pleading letter. A letter that closed his throat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
    The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - by Ayana Mathis

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099558705 | ISBN 10: 009955870x

    Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Hattie's is a tale of strength, of resilience and heartbreak that spans six decades.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
    The Cutting Season - by Attica Locke

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846688041 | ISBN 10: 1846688043

    Bury your bodies deep, and your secrets deeper. Just after dawn, Caren inspects the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house she manages. Back at her office, the gardener calls to tell her she missed something. Something terrible. At a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Report From Planet Midnight by Nalo Hopkinson
    Report From Planet Midnight - by Nalo Hopkinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604864977 | ISBN 10: 1604864974

    Nalo Hopkinson has been busily (and wonderfully) subverting the genre since her first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, won a Locus Award for SF and Fantasy in 1999. Since then she has acquired a prestigious World Fantasy Award, a legion of adventurou ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley
    When the Thrill is Gone - by Walter Mosley

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780220123 | ISBN 10: 178022012x

    Leonid McGill is back, in the most enthralling and ambitious instalment of Mosley's latest New York Times bestselling series.  The economy has hit the PI business hard, and Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Open City by Teju Cole
    Open City - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571279432 | ISBN 10: 0571279430

    Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
    How to Read the Air - by Dinaw Mengestu

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099521037 | ISBN 10: 0099521032

    Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, Children of the Revolution, earned him comparisons to Bellow, Fitzgerald and Naipaul, garnered ecstatic critical praise and won the Guardian First Book Award for its haunting depiction of the immigrant experience in Amer ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
    A Rage in Harlem - by Chester Himes

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141196442 | ISBN 10: 0141196440

    Jackson's woman has found him a foolproof way to make money - a technique for turning ten dollar bills into hundreds. But when the scheme somehow fails, Jackson is left broke, wanted by the police and desperately racing to get back both his money and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glorious by Bernice McFadden
    Glorious - by Bernice McFadden

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781936070114 | ISBN 10: 1936070111

    Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden's highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance. Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era. Blending fact a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trouble Down the Road by Bettye Griffin
    Trouble Down the Road - by Bettye Griffin

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780758231628 | ISBN 10: 0758231628

    From the author of The People Next Door comes a smart, sexy new novel that peeks behind the curtains of one very complicated Florida cul-de-sac, where the neighbors are a little too close for comfort...  Suzanne and Brad Betancourt have a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
    The Book of Negroes - by Lawrence Hill

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780552775489 | ISBN 10: 0552775487

    Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she pass ... more

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  • Cover image of book Precious (Based on the novel
    Precious (Based on the novel 'Push') - by Sapphire

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099548720 | ISBN 10: 0099548720

    This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson
    Fire on the Mountain - by Terry Bisson

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781604860870 | ISBN 10: 1604860871

    It's 1959 in Socialist Virginia. The Deep South is an independent black nation called Nova Africa. The second Mars expedition is about to touch down on the red planet and a pregant scientist is climbing the Blue Ridge in search of her great grandfath ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
    Blonde Faith - by Walter Mosley

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780753823446 | ISBN 10: 0753823446

    Easy Rawlins comes home from work and finds more trouble on his doorstep than most men encounter in a lifetime. A friend, fearing for his life, has lfet his daughter at Easy's house and vanished without a trace.  Worse, someone else important ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Mercy by Toni Morrison
    A Mercy - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099502548 | ISBN 10: 0099502542

    In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were carefully planted and took root. J ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diablerie by Walter Mosley
    Diablerie - by Walter Mosley

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747591870 | ISBN 10: 0747591873

    Who doesn't wonder about how different their life might have been? Who doesn't dream of a more interesting, more dangerous past they could have had?  Ben Dibbuk is married to the beautiful Mona, has a lovely daughter and a well-paid job in NY ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu
    Children of the Revolution - by Dinaw Mengestu

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099502739 | ISBN 10: 0099502739

    Seventeen years after fleeing the revolutionary Ethiopia that claimed his father's life, Sepha Stephanos is a man caught between two existences: the one he left behind aged nineteen, and the new life he has forged in Washington DC.  Sepha spends ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fear of the Dark by Walter Mosley
    Fear of the Dark - by Walter Mosley

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753822890 | ISBN 10: 075382289x

    Fearless Jones and Paris Minton return in a high-velocity thriller about family, betrayal, and revenge.  'I'm in trouble, Paris.' Paris Minton has heard these words before. They mean only one thing: that his neck is on the line too. So when they ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cinder by Albert French
    Cinder - by Albert French

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099273271 | ISBN 10: 0099273276

    Banes, Mississippi, 1938. The Catfish creek separates the Patch from the town, black from white. These worlds and their prejudices are hauntingly evoked in the rich accents of the American South. Cinder is a woman who belongs to neither, her beauty m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beloved by Toni Morrison
    Beloved - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099511656 | ISBN 10: 0099511657

    It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red River by Lalita Tademy
    Red River - by Lalita Tademy

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780755332700 | ISBN 10: 0755332709

    The sequel to Lalita Tademy`s bestselling Cane River, the heartbreaking and compelling story of her family's experiences of slavery and the American Civil War. Now, in Red River, she takes readers on a new journey: that of her father's family, w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ballad of Lee Cotton by Christopher Wilson
    The Ballad of Lee Cotton - by Christopher Wilson

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780349118482 | ISBN 10: 0349118485

    Born to an Icelandic father and a black mother, Lee Cotton grows up an extraordinary boy, with extraordinary gifts. His story is one of the most unusual you will ever read..."Make sure you lay your hands on a copy of The Ballad of Lee Cotton. You're ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down for Whatever by Frederick Smith
    Down for Whatever - by Frederick Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780758209795 | ISBN 10: 0758209797

    From the sexy to the sensational, The City of Angels is a city of stories. This one follows the lives of four friends each hoping to realize their dreams. But can true love triumph in the town where all the worlds a stage and everyones a player? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paradise Jazz by Katherine Pomfret
    Paradise Jazz - by Katherine Pomfret

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781905005086 | ISBN 10: 1905005083

    "At Paradise Jazz, myths became legends and legends took off their coats and played the kind of blues to leave blisters on your soul."  Kat Pomfret's colourful debut novel explores what happens in a small town when big secrets collide. A novel a ... more

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  • Cover image of book By the Light of My Father
    By the Light of My Father's Smile - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780753819517 | ISBN 10: 0753819511

    A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico - the writer-to-be Susannah; her sister Magdalena; their father and mother. There, amid a people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them for ever.  This is also the story of a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Now is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker
    Now is the Time to Open Your Heart - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780753819579 | ISBN 10: 0753819570

    Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-piblished author, married several times, she has lived a life full of adventure. But now it is time for her to explore new territory.  She leaves her lover Yolo and embarks on a mesmerising journey down th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fear Itself by Walter Mosley
    Fear Itself - by Walter Mosley

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780753818367 | ISBN 10: 0753818361

    Paris Minton is a man who would rather walk away from trouble, but in 1950s' Los Angeles, it just comes and finds you.  Fearless Jones turns up on Paris's doorstep one night asking him to help an attractive woman find her husband. One night late ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love by Toni Morrison
    Love - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099455493 | ISBN 10: 0099455498

    May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida - even L - are all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. He shapes their yearnings for a father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend.This audacious vision of the nature of love - its appetite, its sublime possession, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Angry Gods by Wendy Brandmark
    The Angry Gods - by Wendy Brandmark

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781899235940 | ISBN 10: 1899235949

    New York City in the depths of the 1950s. Schoolchildren cower under their desks during atom bomb drills. McCarthy has been humiliated but the witch-hunts continue. Sonia, a thirty-year-old Jewish school teacher living at home, resists her brothers' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell it on the Mountain - by James Baldwin

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141185910 | ISBN 10: 0141185910

    "Nothing but the darkness, and all around them destruction, and before them nothing but the fire--a bastard people, far from God, singing and crying in the wilderness!"   First published in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a short but intense, ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Caucasia, With Love by Danzy Senna
    From Caucasia, With Love - by Danzy Senna

    £6.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780747557500 | ISBN 10: 0747557500

    Growing up amidst the power politics of 1970s America, Birdie and her older sister Cole are so close they speak their own language. Daughters of a white activist mother and a black academic father, Birdie appears white, Cole black, their relationship ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The Invisible Man - by Ralph Ellison

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141184425 | ISBN 10: 0141184426

    'I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.' The 'invisible man' is the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's blistering, impassioned novel of black lives in 1940s America. Defeated and embittered by a country which tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sula by Toni Morrison
    Sula - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780099760016 | ISBN 10: 0099760010

    As girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's discoveries and dreams in the poor black mid-West of their childhood. Then Sula ran away to live her dreams and Nel got married.  Ten years later Sula returns and no one, least of all Nel, trusts her. S ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    The Bluest Eye - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780099759911 | ISBN 10: 0099759918

    The chronicle of the tragic lives of a poor black family in 1940s America. Every night Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays for blue eyes like those of her white schoolfellows. She becomes the focus of the mingled love and hatred engendered by her fam ... more

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  • Cover image of book Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
    Possessing the Secret of Joy - by Alice Walker

    £9.99   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9780099224112 | ISBN 10: 0099224119

    When Alice Walker finshed writing The Color Purple she realised that she needed to tell the story of Tashi, a minor character, who had "left Africa but had taken her wound with her to America".  This is Tashi's story, told in her words and the v ... more

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