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How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin - £8.99
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.   N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In t ... more
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Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson - £10.99
World Fantasy Award Winner: Fiction that “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling,” by the author of The Salt Roads (Library Journal).  In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribb ... more
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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil - £9.99
When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn't know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear.   ... more
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We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates - £9.99
An essential account of modern America, from Obama to Trump, from black lives matter to white supremacists rising - by the bestselling author of Between the World and Me.  Obama's presidency was a watershed moment in American history. From 2008-2 ... more
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The President's Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli - £8.99
Translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren.  On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop.  One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq ... more
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Don't Stop the Carnival: Black Music in Britain by Kevin le Gendre - £19.99
Don’t Stop the Carnival is the story of Black music in Britain from Tudor times to the mid 1960s. It is a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic of Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and Great Brita ... more
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Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith - £10.99
*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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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi - £10.00
The debut novel from one of the National Book Foundation's 2018 5 Under 35.   Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Having prayed her into existence, her parents Saul and Saachi struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits ... more
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Becoming by Michelle Obama - £25.00
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady ... more
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How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Editor) - £12.99
If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." — Combahee River Collective Statement  The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizatio ... more
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A Stranger's Pose by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole - £10.99
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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The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors) - £9.99
The Colour of Madness is a seminal anthology, comprised of poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs and art submitted by Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those who are still navigating life with me ... more
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C.L.R. James And Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings of C.L.R. James 1939-1949 by Paul Le Blanc and Scott McLemee (Editors) - £16.99
C.L.R. James And Revolutionary Marxism collects some of the most important, but difficult to obtain, articles from the legendary Trinidadian-Marxist.   C. L. R. James was one of the most influential Marxists of his generation. His important co ... more
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Miles And Me by Quincy Troupe - £11.99
Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intima ... more
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Severance by Ling Ma - £10.99
Winner, Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2018   Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine: her work, watching movies with her boyfriend, avoiding thoughts of her recently deceased Chinese imm ... more
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp ... more
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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone by James Baldwin - £9.99
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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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - £16.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this time ... more
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Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - £12.99
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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The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard - £12.99
"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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Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch - £8.99
Where are you really from?   You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.   So why do people keep asking you where you are from?   Brit(ish) is abou ... more
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Roots by Alex Haley - £10.99
The radical, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins: a powerful memoir, a history of slavery and a landmark in African-American literature.   WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID OLUSOGA Win ... more
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Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan.   The breathtaking debut from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 ... more
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Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann - £9.99
A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer.   A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian div ... more
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Marriage Of A Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu - £9.99
Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. But when Lucky’s grandmo ... more
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Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - £20.00
A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation, featuring David Lammy and Lenny Henry.  Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to bui ... more
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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney - £8.99
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.   ... more
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Taking the Arrow out of the Heart by Alice Walker - £8.99
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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Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide - £12.99
Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast, Grace Jones is truly one of a kind, equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable.   From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her ... more
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If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland - £8.99
Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, t ... more
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I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement by Matt Taibbi - £9.99
The incredible story of the death of Eric Garner, the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement and the new fault lines of race, protest, policing and the power of the people.   On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner d ... more
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The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2017   With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, ... more
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Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer - £16.99
Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, Peter Fryer paints a picture ... more
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White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht - £8.99
'Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.'   Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip ... more
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No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow - £9.99
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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Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018 TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017  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 motiv ... more
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Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 by Various authors - £8.99
Edited by Chris Brazier and The Caine Prize.   Now in its nineteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or ... more
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House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson - £10.99
‘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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Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - £8.99
Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a ... more
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Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £14.99
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more
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The White Book by Han Kang - £8.99
From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other.  The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunnin ... more
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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - £14.99
A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.   When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave ... more
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These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi - £7.99
A leading writer of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free’ generation reflects on the November 2017 ousting of Robert Mugabe, radically reframing the history of Zimbabwe to include the perspectives of workers, women and urban movements   In November 20 ... more
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Ayiti by Roxane Gay - £12.99
From New York Times-bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience.   In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procu ... more
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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid - £9.99
With a new preface by the author.  ‘If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see...’   So begins Jamaica Kincaid’s powerful portrait of the damaged paradise that was her childhood home.  The island of Anti ... more
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Organized Labor And The Black Worker 1619-1981 by Philip S. Foner - £18.99
In this classic account, historian Philip Foner traces the radical history of Black workers’ contribution to the American labor movement. "Organized Labor and the Black Worker… documents a very long history of trade union and white working-cla ... more
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Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews - £16.99
One of Britain’s most highly acclaimed Black educators presents the history of Black radicalism, reclaiming it for the twenty-first century.   Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistanc ... more
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A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi - £8.99
The powerful, moving story of a California teenager from an immigrant family who, finding himself in an increasingly hostile world, is turned from a carefree surfer's life towards a culture of fear and fanaticism.   Laguna Beach, California, 2 ... more
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English, August: An Indian Story by Upamanyu Chatterjee - £8.99
Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job, which takes him to Madna – a town with the highest temperatures in ... more
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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa - £12.99
"I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have c ... more
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Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism by Noel A. Cazenave - £27.99
Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism.   ... more
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