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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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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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This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe - £7.99
The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir which is wise, complex, smart and funny.   This Is Just My Face is the whirlwind tour of Gabourey Sidibe’s life so far. In it, we meet her polygamous father, ... more
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Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £16.99
"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 ... more
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Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah - £8.99
Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise.  Salim has always believed that his fath ... more
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War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne - £12.99
From the author of Black Poppies, Fighting Proud and Evelyn Dove comes a timely new account exploring Britain’s diverse history from the Second World War to the Empire Windrush and beyond, told through the experiences of black British women.  ... more
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The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward - £9.99
"A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more
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Blackbird, Bye Bye by Moniza Alvi - £9.95
Moniza Alvi's new book is unified by birds. Her creations 'Motherbird' and 'Fatherbird' are inspired by her parents, and by the loss of her father and by his emigration from Pakistan. Among the many bird-related poems are versions of the French poets ... more
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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - £8.99
**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 dow ... more
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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla - £14.99
‘My stories, my family’s stories, were not stories in India. They were just life.  When I left and made new friends in a new country, only then did the things that happened to my family, the things we had done, become stories. Stories wor ... more
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Curry: Eating, Reading and Race by Naben Ruthnum - £7.99
No two curries are the same. Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do. Curry is a dish that doesn’t quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn’t properly ... more
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yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar - £11.99
Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet’s moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one’s self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged wit ... more
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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneek ... more
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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah - £8.99
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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Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge and Joy San - £8.99
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families.   Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel an ... more
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Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong - £10.99
Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the sould of the Aburirian people.  Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a daz ... more
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Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa - £8.99
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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Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi - £8.99
Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of 1960s Lagos life - with one of the most unforgettable heroines in literature.   Jagua Nana, no longer young but still irresistible, lives a life of hedonism in Lagos: men, pa ... more
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Black No More by George S. Schuyler - £12.99
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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Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph - £8.99
Bold, stylish and deceptively witty, Manu Joseph’s gripping new novel poses searching questions about political forces and religious division—with an ingenious twist.   On the day that Hindu nationalists and their controversial leader hav ... more
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah - £20.00
*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 wer ... more
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Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala - £16.99
A searing modern polemic from the BAFTA- and MOBO-award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.  From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with rac ... more
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Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - £10.99
After decades of British rule Kenya has declared its independence, but drought and poor harvests still govern the village of Ilmorog. Undeterred, Munira, Karega, Wanja and Abdulla each move to Ilmorog in search of a more provincial life, only to find ... more
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Policing The Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis, Bryan A. Stevenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis - £11.99
A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal schol ... more
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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward - £17.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   A timely and groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race in America edited by Jesmyn Ward, the first woman to win the National Book Award twice.   In this bestselling collection of essays and poems, ... more
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The Devils' Dance by Hamid Ismailov - £8.99
On New Year’s Eve 1938, the writer Abdulla Qodiriy is taken from his home by the Soviet secret police and thrown into a Tashkent prison. There, to distract himself from the physical and psychological torment of beatings and mindless interrogations, ... more
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When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018  Guardian’s Best Books of 2017 Daily Telegraph’s Best Books of 2017 Observer Best Books of 2017 Fina ... more
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Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £14.99
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 ... more
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward - £8.99
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal  An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope a ... more
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Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. by Beverly Bond (Editor) - £20.00
From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world.  Fuel ... more
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All You Need to Know... Slavery by James Walvin - £9.99
Nowadays slavery is condemned almost everywhere as an abomination. For centuries, however, it was freedom, not slavery, which was the unusual condition in most parts of the world. And while today slavery is most commonly associated with the movement ... more
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The Maid's Room by Fiona Mitchell - £8.99
For readers of The Help and The Invention of Wings, a searing and sweeping debut novel that gives a new and unforgettable perspective on modern day domestic workers.   Set in the blistering heat of Singapore, The Maid's Room follows the live ... more
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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke - £7.99
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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An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King by William F. Pepper - £12.99
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, we are still grappling with the familiar, difficult truths about race in America. The injustices he resisted are still a part of our everyday life, and racism is as much a driving force in our ... more
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The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018   For weeks, someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minarets of the city’s mosques, striking fear into the hearts of Christians and Muslims alike. Then when shots ring out on the Grand ... more
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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto - £7.99
Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan. It is a startlingly original first work by Japan's brightest young literary star and is now a cult film.  When Kitchen ... more
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Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong - £10.00
Winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize Winner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection A Guardian / Daily Telegraph Book of the Year PBS Summer Recommendation  An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sk ... more
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The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad - £16.50
Anand Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir, vividly internal, powerfully lyrical, and brilliantly impressionistic, is his story.   For the first four years of his life, Prahlad didn’t speak. But his silenc ... more
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, & Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins - £10.99
Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Elle, Vogue, Nylon, The Millions, Refinery29, the Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bitch Media, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and Paperback Paris.  From one of the fie ... more
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A Separation by Katie Kitamura - £8.99
A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, alone, she gets word that her ex-husband has gone missing in a re ... more
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Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds - £10.99
The life story of Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist. "Coretta is more relevant today than ever... a female who takes responsibility for creating something bet ... more
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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo - £8.99
“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”   Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a mar ... more
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'I Was Transformed': Frederick Douglass: An American Slave in Victorian Britain by Laurence Fenton - £20.00
In the summer of 1845, Frederick Douglass, the young runaway slave catapulted to fame by his incendiary autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, arrived in Liverpool for the start of a near-two-year tour of Brita ... more
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Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters by Aph Ko and Syl Ko - £17.99
In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism.   Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sister ... more
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My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame - £16.99
Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who dec ... more
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The Blacker the Berry... by Wallace Thurman - £12.99
The groundbreaking Harlem Renaissance novel about prejudice within the black community.  Emma Lou Morgan’s skin is black. So black that it’s a source of shame to her not only among the largely white community of her hometown of Boise, Id ... more
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Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani - £8.99
New York Times Notable Book of the Year   1963. Kenya is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule. In the Great Rift Valley, Kenyans of all backgrounds come together in the previously white-only establishment of the Jakaranda Ho ... more
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Meatless Days by Sara Suleri - £8.99
"Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read"(Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction) Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the a ... more
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Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo - £9.99
*Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2018* *Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Sunday Times*   Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for ... more
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What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons - £8.99
A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death – from one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35  Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian.  She is American, but ... more
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