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Black and Asian Poets -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 72 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 How to Cure a Ghost by Fariha Róisín
    How to Cure a Ghost - by Fariha Róisín

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781419737565 | ISBN 10: 1419737562

    A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness.  Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde
    The Black Unicorn - by Audre Lorde

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241396865 | ISBN 10: 0241396867

    I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic   Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surge by Jay Bernard
    Surge - by Jay Bernard

    £10.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784742614 | ISBN 10: 1784742619

    *Shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2019* *Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry*   Jay Bernard’s extraordinary debut is a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive: an enquiry into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith
    Incendiary Art - by Patricia Smith

    £12.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780374710 | ISBN 10: 1780374712

    2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2018 NAACP Image Award Finalist 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize  Incendiary Art confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of the mothers of mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Call Us Dead - by Danez Smith

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784742041 | ISBN 10: 178474204x

    *WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018* *A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017*   Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Do ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Stranger
    A Stranger's Pose - by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115496 | ISBN 10: 1911115499

    A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities.   With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taking the Arrow out of the Heart by Alice Walker
    Taking the Arrow out of the Heart - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474607261 | ISBN 10: 1474607268

    Mindful poems about tolerance, justice and hope for the Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.   Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection th ... more

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  • Cover image of book House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson
    House of Lords and Commons - by Ishion Hutchinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571347759 | ISBN 10: 0571347754

    ‘Exquisite’ (New Yorker), ‘breathtaking’ (Los Angeles Times), ‘baroque and moon-lit’ (Boston Globe) House of Lords and Commons enthralled readers in the Americas when it recently appeared, winning the National Book Critics Circle Award in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackbird, Bye Bye by Moniza Alvi
    Blackbird, Bye Bye - by Moniza Alvi

    £9.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780374222 | ISBN 10: 1780374224

    Moniza Alvi's new book is unified by birds. Her creations 'Motherbird' and 'Fatherbird' are inspired by her parents, and by the loss of her father and by his emigration from Pakistan. Among the many bird-related poems are versions of the French poets ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    The Terrible - by Yrsa Daley-Ward

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846149825 | ISBN 10: 1846149827

    "A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more

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  • Cover image of book yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar
    yesterday i was the moon - by Noor Unnahar

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780525576013 | ISBN 10: 0525576010

    Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet’s moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one’s self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged wit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
    Electric Arches - by Eve L. Ewing

    £13.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781608468560 | ISBN 10: 1608468569

    Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.   Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sea Migrations: Tahriib by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf
    The Sea Migrations: Tahriib - by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

    £12.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373980 | ISBN 10: 1780373988

    Although Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf has lived in exile in the UK for 20 years, she is fast emerging as one of the most outstanding Somali poets, as well as a powerful woman poet in a literary tradition still largely dominated by men. She is a master of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lands by Jemima Khalli
    Lands - by Jemima Khalli

    £6.00      (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781533099006 | ISBN 10: 1533099006

    The debut poetry collection from Jemima Khalli, a writer from Liverpool whose work explores blackness, femininity and cultural identity. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bantam by Jackie Kay
    Bantam - by Jackie Kay

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509863174 | ISBN 10: 1509863176

    Jackie Kay’s first collection as Scottish Makar is a book about the fighting spirit – one, the poet argues, that we need now more than ever. Bantam brings three generations into sharp focus – Kay’s own, her father’s, and his own father’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems by Audre Lorde
    Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems - by Audre Lorde

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995716223 | ISBN 10: 0995716226

    Audre Lorde (1934-1992) described herself as 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now by Amit Majmudar (Editor)
    Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now - by Amit Majmudar (Editor)

    £11.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781524711320 | ISBN 10: 1524711322

    Poets on the march: 50 crucial poems written in response to the current political climate, selected and introduced by the Ohio Poet Laureate—and son of immigrants — Amit Majmudar.   In a political atmosphere where language and even meani ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten: Poets of the New Generation by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor)
    Ten: Poets of the New Generation - by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor)

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373829 | ISBN 10: 1780373821

    Ten: Poets of the New Generation presents the work of ten exciting British poets from diverse backgrounds. It is the third anthology from The Complete Works poetry mentoring scheme, a national programme supporting exceptional black and Asian poets fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems by Lemn Sissay
    Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782119456 | ISBN 10: 1782119450

    Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from concrete, declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi
    Kumukanda - by Kayo Chingonyi

    £10.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784741396 | ISBN 10: 1784741396

    *AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 AND RADIO 6 MUSIC* *FINANCIAL TIMES SUMMER PICK 2017* *GUARDIAN BEST HOLIDAY READS 2017* "A brilliant debut – a tender, nostalgic and at times darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief – fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Insomnia Poems by Grace Nichols
    The Insomnia Poems - by Grace Nichols

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373393 | ISBN 10: 1780373392

    In her latest collection, The Insomnia Poems, Grace Nichols explores those nocturnal hours when Sleep (the thief who nightly steals your brain) is hard to come by, and the politics of the day hard to shut out, never mind the lavender-scented pillow. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric - by Claudia Rankine

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141984179 | ISBN 10: 0141984171

    Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizen so distinctive: an original combination of poetry, lyric essay, phot ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elephant by Siana Bangura
    Elephant - by Siana Bangura

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993513107 | ISBN 10: 0993513107

    Elephant is the debut collection of poetry by writer, blogger, and poet Siana Bangura (@sianaarrgh).  Never afraid to address the elephant in the room – the very spirit with which this collection was put together – Bangura’s work has a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Fruit by Kamau Brathwaite
    Strange Fruit - by Kamau Brathwaite

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781845233082 | ISBN 10: 1845233085

    Recent winner of the Frost medal from the Poetry Society of America, Kamau Brathwaite has discovered a rich new vein of inspiration late in life, writing poems of urgency, wisdom, pain and brave humour. No poet since Hardy and Yeats has written about ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rivered Earth by Vikram Seth
    The Rivered Earth - by Vikram Seth

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780228686 | ISBN 10: 1780228686

    The Rivered Earth contains four libretti written by Vikram Seth to be set to music by Alec Roth - together with an account of the pleasures and pains of working with a composer.   Entitled 'Songs in Time of War', 'Shared Ground', 'The Travelle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Four Points Fourteen Lines by Tony Chan
    Four Points Fourteen Lines - by Tony Chan

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911335177 | ISBN 10: 1911335170

    In January of 2015, school teacher Tony Chan gave up his job and embarked on a 78-day, 1,400-mile solo-trek across the four extreme points of mainland Britain, writing a sonnet on each day of the journey from Dunnet Head to Ardnamurchan Point and fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scent: The Complete Works of Dinesh Allirajah by Dinesh Allirajah
    Scent: The Complete Works of Dinesh Allirajah - by Dinesh Allirajah

    £15.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910974261 | ISBN 10: 1910974269

    Before his untimely death at the age of 47, Dinesh Allirajah was one of the most versatile and accomplished writers working in the North of England. Whether as a performance poet, literary critic, wry social commentator or masterfully understated sho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi
    Telling Tales - by Patience Agbabi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782111573 | ISBN 10: 1782111573

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE TED HUGHES PRIZE 2015  Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eidolon by Sandeep Parmar
    Eidolon - by Sandeep Parmar

    £8.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848613928 | ISBN 10: 184861392x

    Partly a modern revision of the Helen myth, Eidolon meditates on the visible and invisible forces of Western civilisation from classical antiquity to present-day America.   An Eidolon is an image, a ghost, a spectre, a scapegoat. It is a devi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
    Citizen: An American Lyric - by Claudia Rankine

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141981772 | ISBN 10: 0141981776

    WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY   WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY   'Everywhere were flashes, a siren sounding and a stretched-out roar. Get on the ground. Get on the ground now. Then I ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors)
    The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop - by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608463954 | ISBN 10: 1608463958

    Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry - by Maya Angelou

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349006215 | ISBN 10: 0349006210

    As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Virago presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, collected together for the first time.   From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Ju ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten: The New Wave by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor)
    Ten: The New Wave - by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor)

    £9.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780371108 | ISBN 10: 1780371101

    Ten: The New Wave presents poetry from some of the most exciting new poets in Britain today. These ten poets were selected for The Complete Works 2 mentoring project, a groundbreaking initiative to promote diversity and quality in British poetry, ini ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi
    Telling Tales - by Patience Agbabi

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782111559 | ISBN 10: 1782111557

    Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatch when the tales overrun, run offensiv ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion by Kei Miller
    The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion - by Kei Miller

    £9.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847772671 | ISBN 10: 1847772676

    Winner of the 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection   Shortlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize   In his new collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatises what happens when one system of knowledge, one met ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems) by Alice Walker
    The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems) - by Alice Walker

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781595589873 | ISBN 10: 1595589872

    A dazzling collection of new poems from the Pulitzer Prize winner. "This tireless activist has freed her mischievous, sensual, and spiritual poetic self to write of nature, love, friendship, courage, and generosity with playful and crooning lyrici ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ad-Liberation by Sai Murray
    Ad-Liberation - by Sai Murray

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781845232061 | ISBN 10: 1845232062

    Sai Murray follows in the committed political footsteps of Gil Scott-Heron, Adrian Mitchell and Linton Kwesi Johnson, while delighting in the kind of punk wordplay that brought fame to John Cooper Clarke. His dramatic performances have earned him an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
    Hard Times Require Furious Dancing - by Alice Walker

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781608681884 | ISBN 10: 1608681882

    "Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one."(from the preface) I was born to grow, / alongside ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travel Light Travel Dark by John Agard
    Travel Light Travel Dark - by John Agard

    £9.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781852249915 | ISBN 10: 1852249919

    John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 35 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. And he has just received the Queens Gold Medal for Poetry from Her Majesty the Queen. In th ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Do Wid Me: Benjamin Zephaniah Filmed Live & Direct by Benjamin Zephaniah, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce
    To Do Wid Me: Benjamin Zephaniah Filmed Live & Direct - by Benjamin Zephaniah, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce

    £12.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781852249434 | ISBN 10: 1852249439

    To Do Wid Me is a film portrait of Benjamin Zephaniah by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, drawing on both live performances and informal interviews.  It shows him performing his poetry for different audiences and talking about his work, life, beliefs an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets by Jackie Kay, James Procter and Gemma Robinson (Editors)
    Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets - by Jackie Kay, James Procter and Gemma Robinson (Editors)

    £12.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249298 | ISBN 10: 1852249293

    From Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight, Out of Bounds is a newly charted map of Britain as viewed by its black and Asian poets. It takes the reader on a riveting, sensory journey through Scotland, England and Wales, showing the whole country from a fresh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking Silence by Jacob Sam-La Rose
    Breaking Silence - by Jacob Sam-La Rose

    £9.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781852249151 | ISBN 10: 1852249153

    Jacob Sam-La Rose has been described as a one-man literary industry. This was Patrick Neates comment on the BBC Poetry Season website: Passionate about poetry and its power to change peoples lives, hes a lesson to us all. Hes also a damn fine ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tippoo Sultan
    Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man Eating Tiger-Toy Machine!!! - by Daljit Nagra

    £12.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571264902 | ISBN 10: 0571264905

    Look We Have Coming to Dover!, the remarkable debut by Daljit Nagra, marked the arrival of a thrilling new voice in poetry and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection along the way. In this, his second volume, his writing shows every bit the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Third World Girl: Selected Poems by Jean Binta Breeze
    Third World Girl: Selected Poems - by Jean Binta Breeze

    £12.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781852249106 | ISBN 10: 1852249102

    Jean Binta Breeze is a popular Jamaican Dub poet and storyteller whose performances are so powerful she has been called a one-woman festival. Her poems are Caribbean songs of innocence and experience, of love and conflict. They use personal stori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wisdom Teeth by Derrick Weston Brown
    Wisdom Teeth - by Derrick Weston Brown

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781604864175 | ISBN 10: 1604864176

    To consider Wisdom Teeth is to acknowledge inevitable movement, shift, and sometimes pain. Theres change hidden just below the surface and, like it or not, once it breaks, everything has to make room. So goes the aptly titled debut poetry collectio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse by Akbar Ahmed
    Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse - by Akbar Ahmed

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781604864854 | ISBN 10: 1604864850

    Akbar Ahmeds Suspended Somewhere Between is a collection of poetry from the man the BBC calls the worlds leading authority on contemporary Islam." A mosaic of Ahmeds life, which has traversed cultural and religious barriers, this book of verse is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dub Wise by Geoffrey Philp
    Dub Wise - by Geoffrey Philp

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781845231712 | ISBN 10: 1845231716

    "Without losing the joy of play or the play of the rhythms, Dub Wise celebrates the burdens and delights of love, friendships and the responsibility of being at home in the world. Geoffrey Philps new book is witty, playful, gracious and, yes, wise. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten: New Poets from Spread the Word by Bernardine Evaristo and Daljit Nagra (editors)
    Ten: New Poets from Spread the Word - by Bernardine Evaristo and Daljit Nagra (editors)

    £8.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781852248796 | ISBN 10: 1852248793

    This groundbreaking anthology of ten new poets truly reflects the multicultural make-up of contemporary Britain. At a time when less than 1% of all poetry books published in the UK are by black or Asian poets, the work of these writers testifies to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Power by Maya Angelou
    Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Power - by Maya Angelou

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844086153 | ISBN 10: 1844086151

    Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelous poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts.   Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems: the inspir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alternative Anthem: Selected Poems (Book with
    Alternative Anthem: Selected Poems (Book with 'John Agard Live! DVD) - by John Agard

    £12.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781852248239 | ISBN 10: 1852248238

    John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 30 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. Alternative Anthem is a live album of poems from books published over three decades, with a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Continental Shelf by Fred D
    Continental Shelf - by Fred D'Aguiar

    £9.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847770431 | ISBN 10: 1847770436

    "Demerara whose east coast raised me From a mere stalk to stand straight  To stand tall no matter what current Help me find your grain your flow And Demerara sweeten me  So my art keeps your river's cave at Your sense of cane fie ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse by Edited by Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt
    The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse - by Edited by Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199561599 | ISBN 10: 0199561591

    The Caribbean has produced one of the most vigorous and exciting bodies of poetry of the last one hundred year. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse is the only contemporary anthology to present the best of the English-language poetry of the region alo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Footprints and Fingerprints by Lindiwe Mabuza
    Footprints and Fingerprints - by Lindiwe Mabuza

    £8.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781770100787 | ISBN 10: 1770100784

    Footprints and fingerprints includes a wide selection of Mabuza's poems from a period of over thirty years. In this collection she explores the nature of South Africa's journey to democracy and her own personal role in the struggle. Mabuza firmly sta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traces of a Life: A Collection of Elegies and Praise Poems by Abena P.A. Busia
    Traces of a Life: A Collection of Elegies and Praise Poems - by Abena P.A. Busia

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780955507977 | ISBN 10: 0955507979

    "Sorrows of exile, so powerfully engraved in Testimonies of Exile, linger still in some of these poems, but it is the joys of homecoming, joys contstantly interrupted by long shadows of death, that define this new collection. It is a treasury of prec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Listener by Lemn Sissay
    Listener - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841958958 | ISBN 10: 1841958956

    Are you sitting comfortably?  Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city odes and journeys through history, mystery and culture.  Every page sings with Lemn Sissay's unique voice: visionary, good-humoured and bursting with love. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloodshot Monochrome by Patience Agbabi
    Bloodshot Monochrome - by Patience Agbabi

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847671530 | ISBN 10: 1847671535

    Bloodshot Monochrome is a glorious, poetic take on all things black, white and read. Reinventing the sonnet, Patience Agbabi shines her euphoric, musical lines on everything from growing up to growing old, from Northern Soul to contract killers, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Suitcase Book of Love Poems by Various authors
    The Suitcase Book of Love Poems - by Various authors

    £6.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905778034 | ISBN 10: 1905778031

    The Suitcase Book of Love Poems holds a mirror up to the soul of the UK nation, Bringing together the best of black and Asian poets of the UK and beyond, contributors include Lemn Sissay, Shamshad Khan, Mahogany L Browne, Basir Kazmi, SuAndi and Kei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices Draped in Black by Ifi Amadiume
    Voices Draped in Black - by Ifi Amadiume

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781592215935 | ISBN 10: 1592215939

    This new collection contains poems written intermittently from the 1980s to the present, celebrating activism and activists, known and unknown, women and men, and the spirit of struggle.Some were assassinated, while some are still alive and some hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Affirmations: Songs for Patriots by Askia Toure
    African Affirmations: Songs for Patriots - by Askia Toure

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781592215553 | ISBN 10: 1592215556

    "At a time when human existence is threatened by the absurdity of power and greed, Toure advances a poetry that celebrates and castigates, that kisses, curses and sings, reminding us as Blake, Whitman, Bly, Cardenal and Mackey that our soul emerges f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darling: New and Selected Poems by Jackie Kay
    Darling: New and Selected Poems - by Jackie Kay

    £12.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781852247775 | ISBN 10: 1852247770

    Humour, gender, sexuality, sensuality, identity, racism, cultural difference: when do any of these things ever come together to equal poetry? When Jackie Kays part of the equation. Darling brings together into a vibrant new book many favourite poems ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology by Edited by Kei Miller
    New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology - by Edited by Kei Miller

    £12.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781857549416 | ISBN 10: 1857549414

    The Caribbean is producing some of the most innovative and sophisticated poets in world literature today. This anthology turns the spotlight on eight New Caribbean poets.  Between them, they represent the range of Caribbean identities and experi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jejuri by Arun Kolatkar
    Jejuri - by Arun Kolatkar

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781590171639 | ISBN 10: 1590171632

    A sequence of stunningly simple but haunting poems, Jejuri is one of the great books of modern India. Jejuri is a site of pilgrimage in author Arun Kolatkar's native state of Maharashtra, and Jejuri the poem is the record of a visit to the town - a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hair - A Journey Into the Afro and African Experience: Poems, Stories, Styling Tips by Shirley May and Pete Kalu
    Hair - A Journey Into the Afro and African Experience: Poems, Stories, Styling Tips - by Shirley May and Pete Kalu

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781905778010 | ISBN 10: 1905778015

    Hair: A celebration of Afro and Asian hair in poetry and fiction.Hair is surrounded by traditions, legends, folklore, myths and everyday joys and frustrations.Twists, dreads, comb styles, weaves, fluffed, afro'd, dyed, treated: every style has its ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur
    The Rose that Grew from Concrete - by Tupac Shakur

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781416511656 | ISBN 10: 1416511652

    His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect.His death was tragic - a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable - remaining vibrant and alive.Here now, are Tupac Shakur's most honest and inti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Linton Kwesi Johnson: Selected Poems by Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Linton Kwesi Johnson: Selected Poems - by Linton Kwesi Johnson

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141025018 | ISBN 10: 0141025018

    Pioneering poet Linton Kwesi Johnson revolutionized literary English with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican Creole, radical politics and dub rhythms. This major selection covers over three decades and includes classic early poems like I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slave Song by David Dabydeen
    Slave Song - by David Dabydeen

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845230043 | ISBN 10: 1845230043

    Slave Song is unquestionably one of the most important collections of Caribbean / Black British poetry to have been published in the last twenty years. On its first publication in 1984 it won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and established Dabydeen as ... more

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  • Cover image of book From the Page to the Stage by Levi Tafari
    From the Page to the Stage - by Levi Tafari

    £7.50   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781902096971 | ISBN 10: 1902096975

    Levi Tafari's new collection follows the success of his previous book, Rhyme Don't Pay. There is an engaging humour, variety and vitality in his poetry, whether writing of love of various kinds or his concern for society and the environment. Levi is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beautiful. And Ugly Too by M.K. Asante, Jr
    Beautiful. And Ugly Too - by M.K. Asante, Jr

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781592214228 | ISBN 10: 1592214223

    Beautiful. And Ugly Too, the critically-acclaimed, second poetry collection from award-winning author M.K. Asante, Jr, reveals through its delicate rhythm, the plurality of being alive. The poems, sketched from influences and drawn from experiences a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems: Her Blue Body Everything We Know : Earthling Poems 1965-1990 by Alice Walker
    Collected Poems: Her Blue Body Everything We Know : Earthling Poems 1965-1990 - by Alice Walker

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780753819616 | ISBN 10: 0753819619

    The collected poems of the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple.  ' I am the woman offering two flowers whose roots are twin. Justice and Hope Hope and Justice Let us begin'  Alice Walker has been writin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems by Chinua Achebe
    Collected Poems - by Chinua Achebe

    £9.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781857548433 | ISBN 10: 1857548434

    Chinua Achebe is one of the founding fathers of African literature in English, a writer of world stature whose novel Things Fall Apart is one of the essential works of the twentieth century.  This Collected Poems draws on his three collections ... more

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  • Cover image of book Morning Breaks in the Elevator by Lemn Sissay
    Morning Breaks in the Elevator - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780862418380 | ISBN 10: 0862418380

    This is a twist of Lemn. There is no smokescreen, no flim-flam or slim-slam. Morning Breaks in the Elevator is Lemn's first book in eight years. In the intervening time, besides being a featured artist on the multi-million selling album Leftism, besi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Langston Hughes: Selected Poems by Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes: Selected Poems - by Langston Hughes

    £9.99   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9781852421274 | ISBN 10: 1852421274

    For over 40 years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. Selected Poems is made up of Hughes' own choice of his poetry, published first in 1959.It includes all of Hughes' best known poe ... more

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