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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie - £17.99
A timely examination of the ways Black women, Indigenous women, and other women of color are uniquely affected by racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement.   Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, ... more
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Something Dark by Lemn Sissay - £9.99
Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his real name ... more
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Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada - £8.99
Three bears.  The first, a diligent memoirist whose unlikely success forces her to flee Soviet Russia.  The second, her daughter, a skilled dancer in an East Berlin circus.   The third, Knut, a baby bear born and raised in Berl ... more
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Rotten Row by Petina Gappah - £8.99
It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.  ‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects ... more
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates - £16.99
A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century.   The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive ant ... more
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge - £16.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD   What does it mean to be a person of colour in a world dominated by white privilege? Exploring everything from eradicated black history ... more
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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah - £14.99
A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has been described as 'luminous' (Roxane Gay) 'mesmerising' (Ayobami Adebayo) ... more
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Ten: Poets of the New Generation by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor) - £9.95
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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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy - £18.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   The first novel in 20 years from the Booker-prize winning author of The God of Small Things.   The Ministry of Utmost H ... more
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The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison - £18.95
America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What ... more
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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - £18.99
**New York Times bestseller**   When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in ... more
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Farewell Speeches by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama - £8.99
“Show up. Dive in. Persevere. Sometimes you’ll win. Sometimes you’ll lose.”   The final speeches of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both speeches were instant and moving lan ... more
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Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer - £21.99
Former Boko Haram captives tell their terrifying and heartbreaking stories to a leading European journalist. "Over a six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has forced two million Nigerians from their homes, with upwards of one million refugees in Maidugu ... more
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Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga - £9.99
Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize   In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga ... more
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Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills - £25.00
The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motives, thousands of individuals took the plunge. Most assumed they would spend ... more
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Taduno's Song by Odafe Atogun - £8.99
“When music is silent you hear the laughter of the tyrant”   A powerful debut from a new voice in contemporary African writing.   The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come ... more
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Futures of Black Radicalism by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Editors) - £19.99
With racial justice struggles on the rise, a probing collection considers the past and future of Black radicalism.   Black rebellion has returned. Dramatic protests have risen up in scores of cities and campuses; there is renewed engagement wi ... more
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How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee - £8.99
At the lawless border between North Korea and China, three young lives converge in the hope of a better future.   Yongju is an accomplished student from a prominent but recently disgraced family; Jangmi has had to fend for herself since childh ... more
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The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain by Ron Ramdin - £19.99
A classic history of the role of Black working-class struggles throughout the twentieth century.  In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain’s disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black ... more
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee - £8.99
Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married ya ... more
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Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems by Lemn Sissay - £9.99
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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Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole - £8.99
A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.  With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature – many of which have become viral sensatio ... more
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Paper Tiger: Inside the Real China by Xu Zhiyuan - £8.99
In Paper Tiger the Chinese journalist and intellectual Xu Zhiyuan paints a portrait of the world's second-largest economy via a thoughtful and wide-ranging series of mini essays on contemporary Chinese society.   Xu Zhiyuan describes the many ... more
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The Black Figure in the European Imaginary by Adrienne L. Childs and Susan H. Libby - £20.00
This original and engrossing book explores ways in which black people were perceived and imagined in the visual arts of Europe from the late 18th century to the 19th century, against a backdrop of slavery, colonialism, and imperialism. Europe’s exp ... more
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The Trial Of Patrolman Thomas Shea: The True Account of a Police Murder of an Innocent Black Child by Thomas Hauser - £13.99
The true story behind Audre Lorde’s 1975 poem “Power” — a masterly, gripping and true account of the tragedy of the early-morning shooting of a child and the trial of a policeman for murder that followed. Was it a case of mistaken identity or ... more
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From Midnight to Glorious Morning? India Since Independence by Mihir Bose - £14.99
Mihir Bose was born in January 1947. Eight months later - and seventy years ago in August - India became a modern, free nation. The country he knew growing up in the 1960s has undergone vast and radical change. India today exports food, sends space p ... more
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When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola - £9.99
Best mates Karl and Abu are both 17 and live near Kings Cross. It’s 2011 and racial tensions are set to explode across London. Abu is infatuated with gorgeous classmate Nalini but dares not speak to her. Meanwhile, Karl is the target of the local ... more
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Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely - £15.99
Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass — orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America — was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Do ... more
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No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow - £14.99
Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more
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Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin - £9.99
An NYRB Classics Original  Set in the post-martial-law era of late-1980s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile is a coming-of-age story of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan’s most prestig ... more
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Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li - £14.99
Highly Commended for the CWA Debut Dagger 2015 Shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize 2015 Shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize 2015 Runner-up in the SI Leeds Literary Prize   Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American ... more
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Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi - £10.00
*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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The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies - £8.99
By the author of the Booker longlisted The Welsh Girl, a vibrant, powerful and iconoclastic novel telling the little-known story of the Chinese in America, and of America through its Chinese.   Ah Ling: son of a prostitute and a white 'ghost', ... more
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The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
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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Augustown by Kei Miller - £8.99
From Kei Miller, the winner of the 2014 Forward Prize, a magical and haunting novel set in the underbelly of Jamaica.  It is 11 April 1982 and a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, ... more
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Black German: An Afro-German Life in the Twentieth Century by Theodor Michael, translated by Eve Rosenhaft - £14.99
This is the first English translation of an important document in the history of the black presence in Germany and Europe: the autobiography of Theodor Michael.   Theodor Michael is among the few surviving members of the first generation of ... more
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Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn - £12.99
A finalist for the New York Public Library Fiction Award A Grand Prix Littéraire of the Association of Caribbean Writers Selection   In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a m ... more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - £7.99
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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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami - £16.99
'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'   Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear ... more
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Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou - £12.99
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 Republ ... more
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The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha - £16.99
A groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War.  Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as b ... more
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Black Lives, Black Words by Reginald Edmund (Editor) - £9.99
Selected and edited by the award-winning American playwright Reginald Edmund, who produced Black Lives, Black Words across the US, which premiered in Chicago, July 2015. The international project has explored the black diaspora’s experiences in som ... more
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Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands by Stuart Hall - £25.00
'Sometimes I feel I was the last colonial'   This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and one of the leading intellectual lights of his age. Growing up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jam ... more
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Segu by Maryse Condé, translated by Barbara Bray - £9.99
The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of a royal African dynasty.  It is 1797 and the African kingdom of Segu, born of blood and violence, is at the height of its power. Yet Dousika ... more
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Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo - £14.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION  'There are things even love can't do... If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in ... more
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The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Editor) - £8.99
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?   Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your nativ ... more
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings - £15.99
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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The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’.   Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as ... more
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty - £8.99
**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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Wake Up and Live: The Life of Bob Marley by Jim McCarthy and Benito Gallego - £16.99
The extraordinary life of the legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley is here celebrated in a superb graphic novel by Jim McCarthy and Benito Gallego.  A man of spiritual hunger and force with music in his bones, Robert Nesta Marley came to re ... more
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016   In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.   As her re ... more
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