Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)

more featured books:-
Calendars and Diaries for 2019
News from Nowhere recommends...
New Books - Politics & Activism
NfN Recommends: For Children and Young Adults!
New Books - Black, Asian & Other Diasporas
New Books for Younger Children
New Books for Young Adults
New Books for Older Children
New Books - Women / Feminism
New Books - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
New Books - Think Global
New Books - Environment / Ethical Living / Animals
New - Local Books
New History & Biography
New Books - Mind, Body & Spirit
New Books - Arts, Music, Writing & Culture
New Books - Humour, Fun and Gift Books
New Fiction


Browse book lists:
(Or see all booklists on one page)

Click here to search the full database of books available to order from us

Many popular titles can be ordered within 2-3 days

- and most others usually take 10-14 days.

more about ordering books

about mail order, postage & payment

New Books - Black, Asian & Other Diasporas

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

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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 sl ... more
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi - £12.99
A satirical reimagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein set in war-torn Baghdad.  SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION   From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Bag ... more
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

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
ORDER ONLINE | enquire about this book

(browse related category Black, Asian & Other Diasporas )