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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 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
    Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241984994 | ISBN 10: 0241984998

    ***JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***   Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and ... 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 The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop
    The Mercy Seat - by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473672529 | ISBN 10: 147367252x

    An unforgettable novel - a riveting, heart-wrenching story of injustice and racism in 1940s Louisiana that is as powerful and profound as it is timely.  As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces ... 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 New Boy: Othello Retold by Tracy Chevalier
    New Boy: Othello Retold - by Tracy Chevalier

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784700249 | ISBN 10: 178470024x

    From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway.   Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat’s son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa
    Evening Primrose - by Kopano Matlwa

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473662285 | ISBN 10: 1473662281

    Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor.   When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, he ... 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 The Evening Road by Laird Hunt
    The Evening Road - by Laird Hunt

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784703646 | ISBN 10: 1784703648

    Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw. Quick of mind and pleasing to the eye, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1920, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration.  Meet Calla ... 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 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 The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
    The Sport of Kings - by C. E. Morgan

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008173319 | ISBN 10: 0008173311

    Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Fiction Prize Winner of the Kirkus fiction prize  'You and I ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
    The Woman Next Door - by Yewande Omotoso

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784701376 | ISBN 10: 1784701378

    Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb.  One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them. Both have recently been widowed. Both are in their eighti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Speech by Andrew Smith
    The Speech - by Andrew Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911129516 | ISBN 10: 1911129511

    His words threatened rivers of blood... and they fought him with hope...   On April 20th, 1968 Enoch Powell, Member of Parliament in the English town of Wolverhampton, made a speech that shook Britain to its core. The ramifications of wha ... 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 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 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 Burmese Days by George Orwell
    Burmese Days - by George Orwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141395432 | ISBN 10: 0141395435

    Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Romeo and Juliet (Graphic Novel) by William Shakespeare, adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds
    Romeo and Juliet (Graphic Novel) - by William Shakespeare, adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780763668075 | ISBN 10: 0763668079

    Shes a Capulet. Hes a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they dont know theyre from rival families and when they find out, they dont care. Their love is honest and raw and all-consuming. But its also dangerous. How much will they ... more

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  • Cover image of book Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
    Calling Me Home - by Julie Kibler

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447212560 | ISBN 10: 1447212568

    In a time of hate, would you stand up for love?  Shalerville, Kentucky, 1939. A world where black maids and handymen are trusted to raise white children and tend to white houses, but from which they are banished after dark.  Sixteen-year- ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
    American Dervish - by Ayad Akhtar

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780220710 | ISBN 10: 1780220715

    A stirring and explosive debut novel about an American Muslim family's struggling with faith and belonging.  Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant friend is a family legend. When he learns t ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer
    No Time Like the Present - by Nadine Gordimer

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408831267 | ISBN 10: 1408831260

    Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable link between personal life an ... 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 The Gendarme by Mark Musitian
    The Gendarme - by Mark Musitian

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781851688395 | ISBN 10: 1851688390

    An extraordinarily haunting novel of identity and remembrance, love and forgiveness. Emet Conn is an old man on the verge of senility, a feisty World War 1 veteran who suffered amnesia during the war. Now at the end of his life, he suddenly f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Quite White by Simon Thirsk
    Not Quite White - by Simon Thirsk

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848511996 | ISBN 10: 184851199x

    The young Jon Bull is sent by Westminster to Wales's last remaining Welsh-speaking town to see why all attempts to bring it into the twenty-first century have failed. Waiting for him is the beautiful but embittered Gwalia...   Not Quite White ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    The Help - by Kathryn Stockett

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141039282 | ISBN 10: 0141039280

    Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver...  There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her o ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Kill a Mockingbird (50th Anniversary edition) by Harper Lee
    To Kill a Mockingbird (50th Anniversary edition) - by Harper Lee

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099549482 | ISBN 10: 0099549484

    'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' This book presents a lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, edited by Emory Elliott
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - by Mark Twain, edited by Emory Elliott

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536559 | ISBN 10: 0199536554

    You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter.   So begins, in characteristic fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Star of the Morning by Pamela Jooste
    Star of the Morning - by Pamela Jooste

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780552773607 | ISBN 10: 0552773603

    We were coloured girls in a white world that didnt want us. Born on the wrong side of the racial divide in apartheid-torn Cape Town, young sisters Ruby and Rose exist in a world where they are not welcome. As part of the Cape Coloured community ... 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 Coconut by Kopano Matlwa
    Coconut - by Kopano Matlwa

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781770093362 | ISBN 10: 1770093362

    An exciting young voice has emerged that reflects the idiosyncratic nature of our young democracy.  Coconut is a story that deals with growing up as a black child in a white world. It is the story of black youth who grow up in white neighbourhoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thud! by Terry Pratchett
    Thud! - by Terry Pratchett

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780552152679 | ISBN 10: 0552152676

    Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to ... more

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  • Cover image of book July
    July's People - by Nadine Gordimer

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747578383 | ISBN 10: 0747578389

    For years, it has been what is called a deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refug ... more

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

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

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

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  • Cover image of book Small Island by Andrea Levy
    Small Island - by Andrea Levy

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780755307500 | ISBN 10: 075530750x

    Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but with her husband, Bernard, not back from the war, what else can she do?  Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF t ... 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 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    The Secret Life of Bees - by Sue Monk Kidd

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780747266839 | ISBN 10: 0747266832

    Lily has grown up believing she has accidentally killed her mother when she was just four years old. Now, at fourteen, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother's love. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh and unyielding father, she ... 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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