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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 )

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope - by Albert Woodfox - £12.99
Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement — in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana — all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woo ... more

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 Shortlist - by Various authors - £4.99
Now in its twentieth 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 elsewhere.  This collection brings together t ... more

Who Am I, Again? - by Lenny Henry - £20.00
***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***   How do you beat the bullies and the bigots? Here's how.   The heart-breaking, inspirational (and very funny) story of the man who overcame so much, and won a very special place in a nation's heart. ... more

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity - by Kwame Anthony Appiah - £9.99
We often think identity is personal. But the identities that shape the world, our struggles, and our hopes, are social ones, shared with countless others. Our sense of self is shaped by our family, but also by affiliations that spread out from there, ... more

Guapa - by Saleem Haddad - £8.99
A novel of the Arab Spring  Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2017  A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to fin ... more

Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being - by Romesh Ranganathan - £8.99
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 talent c ... more

Grand Union: Stories - by Zadie Smith - £20.00
The first ever collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swing Time and White Teeth.  In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone ... more

Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation - by Colin Grant - £18.99
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 ... more

My Sister, the Serial Killer - by Oyinkan Braithwaite - £8.99
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 Winner of the LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller, 2019   When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola ... more

The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment - by Amelia Gentleman - £18.99
***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 sh ... more

Everything Good Will Come - by Sefi Atta - £8.99
Now a classic of world literature, this beautifully written, funny and piercingly honest story of a contemporary Yoruba woman’s coming-of-age in Lagos is a heartfelt drama of family, friendship, community and divided loyalties.  It is 1971, ... more

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - by Saidiya Hartman - £17.99
At the dawn of the twentieth century, black women in the US were carving out new ways of living. The first generations born after emancipation, their struggle was to live as if they really were free. Their defeats were bitter, but their triumphs beca ... more

My Name Is Why: A Memoir - by Lemn Sissay - £16.99
How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.  At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth c ... more

Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham - by Dermot Kavanagh - £9.99
A biography of England's first professional black footballer, who represented Leyton Orient, West Bromwich Albion and became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid.  Shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Award ... more

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me - by Keah Brown - £12.99
From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.  Keah Brown ... more

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe - by Johny Pitts - £20.00
A Guardian Best Book of 2019 so far.  'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was pa ... more

China Dream - by Ma Jian - £8.99
Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism.  After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting ... more

The Black Unicorn - by Audre Lorde - £8.99
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

This Hostel Life - by Melatu Uche Okorie - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  This Hostel Life tells the stories of migrant women in a hidden Ireland. From a day in the life of women queuing for basic supplies in an Irish direct prov ... more

Heads of the Colored People - by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £8.99
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

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe - by Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande (Editors) - £18.99
In a divided continent, Black women and women of colour come together to undertake creative resistances and imagine radical new futures.   This book brings together activists, artists and scholars of colour to show how Black feminism and Afro ... more

Surge - by Jay Bernard - £10.00
*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

Greetings from Bury Park - by Sarfraz Manzoor - £8.99
A charming and poignant memoir of growing up during the eighties as both a Pakistani Muslim and Bruce Springsteen fan.  Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage ... more

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - by Margaret Busby (Editor) - £30.00
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.  Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking antho ... more

Overcoming Everyday Racism - by Susan Cousins - £12.99
This enlightening and reflective guide studies the psychological impact of racism and discrimination on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) people and offers steps to improve wellbeing. It includes definitions of race, racism and other commonly u ... more

Miracle on Cherry Hill - by Sun-mi Hwang - £8.99
Celebrated bestselling author Sun-mi Hwang is back with a heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.  This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction co ... more

Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality - by Ziauddin Yousafzai, with Louise Carpenter - £9.99
In this intimate and extraordinary memoir, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, gives a moving account of fatherhood and his lifelong fight for equality – proving there are many faces of feminism.  “Whenever anybody has asked me how Mala ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £12.99
A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates.  As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like ... more

Race After Technology - by Ruha Benjamin - £14.99
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.   Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinis ... more

The Life and Times of a Very British Man - by Kamal Ahmed - £9.99
Kamal Ahmed's childhood was very 'British' in every way – except for the fact that he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, he was raised at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road. ... more

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - by Brittney Cooper - £13.99
So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting ... more

How to Love a Jamaican - by Alexia Arthurs - £8.99
"In this thrilling debut collection Alexia Arthurs is all too easy to love."(Zadie Smith) Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret – these are the tensions at the heart of Alexia Arthurs’ debut book about Jamaican im ... more

Praise Song for the Butterflies - by Bernice L. McFadden - £16.99
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019   A powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded.   Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the p ... more

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £9.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books you ... more

Incendiary Art - by Patricia Smith - £12.00
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

The Groundings with My Brothers - by Walter Rodney - £9.99
A remarkable book on the international operations of racism and the global meaning of Black Power.  In this classic work published in the heady days of anti-colonial revolution, Groundings with My Brothers follows the global circulation of em ... more

Black British History: New Perspectives - by Hakim Adi (Editor) - £18.99
An unparalleled study of the black British experience, unearthing its crucial yet largely forgotten role in shaping British history.   For over 1500 years before the Empire Windrush docked on British shores, people of African descent have play ... more

In Our Mad and Furious City - by Guy Gunaratne - £8.99
*WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE* *LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE, THE GORDON BURN AND THE AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD*   For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growin ... more

Art Masters: Basquiat - by Julian Voloj, illustrated by Søren Mosdal - £14.99
The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late '70s and early '80s. Punk, jazz, graffiti, hip-hop: his work drew heavily on the cultural trappings of Lower Manhattan, to which he ... more

Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World... While Black - by Dr Boulé Whytelaw III and Nels Abbey - £12.99
A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male.  By following the White Man Commandments – namely, that winning justifies anything and everything – you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities.  Wi ... more

Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children - by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - £9.99
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 build a ... more

Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender - by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh (Editors) - £18.99
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.   Queer studies is now a rapidly expanding field, as scholars from a variety of disciplines seek to addre ... more

Washington Black - by Esi Edugyan - £6.99
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

This is Us: Black British Women and Girls - by Kafayat Okanlawon - £9.99
This is Us captures a lifetime of lived experiences from Black British women, retelling their stories of challenges and hardships, triumphs and strengths. Collected by Kafayat Okanlawon from strangers, acquaintances, friends and family, the book ties ... more

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim - £14.99
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 reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography - by Benjamin Zephaniah - £9.99
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life.   In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the ... more

Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams - £12.99
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more

Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By - by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. As a student, she excelled; as a lawyer, she rose through the ranks; as a mother, she inspired an ... more

To Obama: A People's History - by Jeanne Marie Laskas - £9.99
One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy.   Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of th ... more

Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo - £16.99
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 British, they tell the stories of their families ... more

Down the River Unto the Sea - by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing   Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island priso ... more

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