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New Books - Black, Asian & Other Diasporas

Highlights of Black, Asian (and other diasporas) - fiction and non-fiction. (browse related category Black, Asian & Other Diasporas )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Black Firsts: 4,500 Trailblazing Achievements and Ground-Breaking Events - by Dr. Jessie Carney Smith - £26.99
Achievement, pride, and accomplishments. Change, progress, and pioneers.   Hard-won victories. Barrier-breaking triumphs. Society-changing feats. Inspirational people. Remarkable people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Fi ... more

Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality in Modern Britain - by Natalie Morris - £16.99
How does it feel when your heritage isn't listed as an option on an identification form? What is it like to grow up as the only person in your family who looks like you? Where do you belong if you are simultaneously seen as being 'too much' of one ... more

Conjure Women - by Afia Atakora - £8.99
You're free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past?   A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and Sara Collins' The Confessions of Frannie Langton.   The pale-skinned, black-eyed b ... more

The Awkward Black Man - by Walter Mosley - £20.00
Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showca ... more

Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home - by Nikesh Shukla - £16.99
How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer?  ... more

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays - by Wesley Yang - £10.99
Named a notable book of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post, and one of the best books of the year by the Spectator and Publishers Weekly, The Souls of Yellow Folk is a powerful debut from one of the most acclaimed essayists of his ... more

Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi - £14.99
LONGLISTED 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. Wh ... more

White Tears / Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour - by Ruby Hamad - £16.99
'How is it that we have been so conditioned to privilege the emotional comfort of white people?'  White tears possess a potency that is rarely acknowledged or commented upon, but they have long been used as a dangerous and insidious tool agai ... more

Becoming - by Michelle Obama - £12.99
Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First La ... more

Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power - by Tamara Winfrey Harris - £13.99
"Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices… is a must-read, not only for Black girls, but fo ... more

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - by Resmaa Menakem - £9.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood.  In this ground-breaking, inspiring work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of dis ... more

Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour - by Sareeta Domingo (Editor) - £14.99
"A beautiful collection that I both lost and found myself in. Unbelievably exciting stories from some show-stoppingly talented writers."(Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie.) Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. Ro ... more

Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay - £9.99
Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers - by Jacqueline Bishop - £19.99
In this collection of interviews, Jacqueline Bishop is in conversation with eighteen female Jamaican writers, some of whom have emigrated from the island. This deeply intimate and personal encounter between the writer and artist, Bishop, and those sh ... more

I Am Not Your Baby Mother - by Candice Brathwaite - £8.99
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...   When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and ... more

Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly - by Peter Cole - £16.99
In the early twentieth century, when many US unions disgracefully excluded black and Asian workers, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) warmly welcomed people of color, in keeping with their emphasis on class solidarity and their bold motto: ... more

We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility - by Marc Lamont Hill - £9.99
In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means - and how we take steps to get there.   "In the United States, being poor and Black makes you more likely to get sick. Being poor, Black, and ... more

Tribes: A Search for Belonging in a Divided Society - by David Lammy - £9.99
David was the first black Briton to study at Harvard Law School and practised as a barrister before entering politics. He has served as the Member of Parliament for Tottenham since 2000.   Today, David is one of Parliament's most prominent and su ... more

Distant Sunflower Fields - by Li Juan - £10.99
‘The earth’s most powerful force is not its quake, but rather its ability to be home for myriad creatures to grow’   An iron-willed mother, an ageing grandmother, a pair of mismatched dogs and 90 mu of less-than-ideal farmland: thes ... more

Mrs Death Misses Death - by Salena Godden - £14.99
Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.  Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a tro ... more

Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine - by Emily Bernard - £14.99
"Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. Race is the story of my life, ... more

Hashim & Family - by Shahnaz Ahsan - £8.99
An Observer Best Book of 2020  It is New Year's Eve, 1960. Hashim has left behind his homeland and his bride, Munira, to seek his fortune in England. His cousin and only friend, Rofikul, introduces Hashim to life in Manchester - including Rof ... more

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition - by Cedric J. Robinson - £12.99
Any struggle must be fought on a people's own terms, argues Cedric Robinson's landmark account of Black radicalism. Marxism is a western construction, and therefore inadequate to describe the significance of Black communities as agents of change agai ... more

The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey - £9.99
March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch. A fisherman sings to himself, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. A beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid ha ... more

The Conjure-Man Dies - by Rudolph Fisher - £8.99
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

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History - by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson - £15.99
A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.  Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to t ... more

Biracial Britain: A Different Way of Looking at Race - by Remi Adekoya - £18.99
Mixed-race is the fastest-growing minority group in Britain. By the end of the century roughly one in three of the population will be mixed-race, with this figure rising to 75 per cent by 2150. Mixed-race is, quite literally, the future.  Par ... more

A Fire in My Head - by Ben Okri - £9.99
A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.  In our times of crisis The mind has its powers  ... more

The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction - by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring: utiuts ., Sabda Armandio, Hanna Fransisca, Cyntha Hariadi, Afrizal Malna, Dewi Kharisma Michellia, Ratri Ninditya, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Ben Sohib & Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie   A group of senior citizens set out to visit an amus ... more

Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children - by Patrick Hutchinson - £12.99
'I just want equality, equality for all of us. At the moment, the scales are unfairly balanced and I just want things to be fair for my children, my grandchildren and future generations.'   On 13 June 2020, Patrick Hutchinson, a black man, wa ... more

The Family Tree - by Sairish Hussain - £8.99
Your roots can always lead you home...   Amjad cradles his baby daughter in the middle of the night. He has no time to mourn his wife's death. Saahil and Zahra, his two small children, are relying on him. Amjad vows to love and protect them ... more

Black Girl In Love (with Herself) - by Trey Anthony - £12.99
The essential guide to self-love that every black woman needs; you can create the life you deserve - no matter what you've been told in the past.  After a lifetime of never truly relating to personal development experts because of the colour of her ... more

Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood - by Kenya Hunt (Editor) - £16.99
Featuring contributions from Candice Carty-Williams, Jessica Horn, Ebele Okobi, Funmi Fetto and Freddie Harrel.  In the vein of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, but wholly its own, Girl is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection o ... more

Ms Ice Sandwich - by Mieko Kawakami - £7.99
A young boy returns obsessively to a supermarket sandwich counter, entranced by the beauty of the woman who works there. Her aloof demeanour and electric blue eyelids make him feel the most intense joy he's ever known. He calls her Ms Ice Sandwich, a ... more

A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance - by Stella Dadzie - £14.99
Enslaved West Indian women had few opportunities to record their stories for posterity. Yet from their dusty footprints and the umpteen small clues they left for us to unravel, there's no question that they earned their place in history. Pick any Car ... more

From Bobby To Babylon: Blacks and the British Police - by Darcus Howe - £8.00
From Bobby to Babylon, originally published in 1988, brings together a series of articles and interviews which provide the background and context to the urban rebellions which exploded across Britain in the wake of the Brixton riots of 1981, from the ... more

Home Body - by rupi kaur - £12.99
From the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.   rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a refl ... more

Poor - by Caleb Femi - £9.99
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR  What is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it ... more

99 Immigrants Who Made Britain Great - by Louis Stewart and Naomi Kenyon - £20.00
This beautifully illustrated book, with an introduction by Bonnie Greer, celebrates the lives of 99 inspirational immigrants. From Hans Holbein to Raheem Sterling, Freddie Mercury to Judith Kerr, and Joan Armatrading to Malala Yousafzai, it tells the ... more

A Promised Land - by Barack Obama - £35.00
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making - from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his ... more

If I Had Your Face - by Frances Cha - £12.99
If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerizing world of contemporary Seoul - a place where extreme plastic surgery is as routine as getting a haircut, where women compete for spots in secret 'room salons' to entertain wealthy businessmen after ho ... more

Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation - by Colin Grant - £9.99
When Colin Grant was growing up in Luton in the 1960s, he learned not to ask his Jamaican parents why they had emigrated to Britain. ‘We’re here because we’re here,’ his father would say. ‘You have some place else to go?’  But now, se ... more

The Beauty of Your Face - by Sahar Mustafah - £8.99
Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter―radicalized by the online alt-right―attacks the school.   As Afaf listens ... more

The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment - by Amelia Gentleman - £10.99
***LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019***  How do you pack for a one-way journey back to a country you left when you were eleven and have not visited for fifty years?  Amelia Gentleman's expose of the Windrush scandal shocked th ... more

Strange Weather In Tokyo - by Hiromi Kawakami - £8.99
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the ... more

LOCKS - by Ashleigh Nugent - £8.99
LOCKS is a book and one-man show about a mixed-race English boy in a Jamaican prison. Based on a true story.  "1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an angry Black lad with a ‘chip on his shoulder’."  ... more

Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones - £8.99
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

The Good Immigrant USA - by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Editors) - £9.99
The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty-six personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good Immigrant.  GU ... more

The Girl with the Louding Voice - by Abi Dare - £8.99
* AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAI * AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A TOP TEN SUNDAY POST BESTSELLERA STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020   All you have are your words.   Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village. Aged f ... more

Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between - by Amrou Al-Kadhi - £9.99
A heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself.  WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2020   Amrou knew they were gay when, aged ten, they first laid e ... more

Voices of the Windrush Generation - by David Matthews - £8.99
Foreword by West Indies Cricketer Sir Clive Lloyd.  Voices of the Windrush Generation is a powerful collection of stories from the men, women and children of the Windrush generation - West Indians who emigrated to Britain between 1948 and 197 ... more

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