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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 41 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
    Take My Hand - by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

    £8.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781474622691 | ISBN 10: 1474622690

    AS SEEN ON BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS   Montgomery, Alabama. 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference in her community. She wants to help women make their own choices for their lives and bodies.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Seen In Lapaz by Kwei Quartey
    Last Seen In Lapaz - by Kwei Quartey

    £9.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781641295314 | ISBN 10: 1641295317

    When a whirlwind romance leads to a brutal murder and the disappearance of a young Nigerian woman, PI Emma Djan resorts to dangerous undercover work to track her down in Accra.  Just as things at work are slowing down for PI Emma Djan, an old ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
    Memphis - by Tara M. Stringfellow

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529339253 | ISBN 10: 1529339251

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES DEBUT FICTION PRIZE   ‘A rhapsodic hymn to Black women’ New York Times Book Review   ‘Epic yet intimate’ Cosmopolitan   ‘Ferocious and comp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trees by Percival Everett
    The Trees - by Percival Everett

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914391170 | ISBN 10: 1914391179

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022  The brand new novel from American master Percival Everett.  ‘Everett has mastered the movement between unspeakable terror and knock out comedy.’ – New York Times  ‘A powerful wake-up call, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241988657 | ISBN 10: 0241988659

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021.   From the bestselling author of Homegoing.  As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Grove by Walter Mosley
    Blood Grove - by Walter Mosley

    £20.00   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781474616560 | ISBN 10: 1474616569

    Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles. But when Easy is approached by a shel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher
    The Conjure-Man Dies - by Rudolph Fisher

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008216474 | ISBN 10: 0008216479

    A unique crime classic: the very first detective novel written by an African-American, set in 1930s New York with only Black characters.   When the body of N'Gana Frimbo, the African conjure-man, is discovered in his consultation room, Perry ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
    Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786078629 | ISBN 10: 1786078627

    A Most Anticipated Book for 2020 according to The Sunday Times, the FT and the Guardian  A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the international bestselling author of An American Marriage.  'My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trouble Is What I Do by Walter Mosley
    Trouble Is What I Do - by Walter Mosley

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474616522 | ISBN 10: 1474616526

    From innovative bestselling novelist Walter Mosley comes the return of the beloved Leonid McGill detective series featuring a morally ambiguous P.I. who solves crimes and whose victims are society’s most downtrodden.  Leonid McGill’s spen ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
    I Am Not Sidney Poitier - by Percival Everett

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781910312537 | ISBN 10: 1910312533

    The sudden death of Not Sidney Poitier's mother orphans him at age eleven. He is left with a name no one understands, an uncanny resemblance to an Oscar winning actor, and serious amount of shares in the Turner Corporation.   Percival Everett ... more

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

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474607254 | ISBN 10: 147460725x

    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 rep ... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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