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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 28 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
    Take My Hand - by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

    £8.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781474622691 | ISBN 10: 1474622690

    AS SEEN ON BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS   Montgomery, Alabama. 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference in her community. She wants to help women make their own choices for their lives and bodies.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Seen In Lapaz by Kwei Quartey
    Last Seen In Lapaz - by Kwei Quartey

    £9.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781641295314 | ISBN 10: 1641295317

    When a whirlwind romance leads to a brutal murder and the disappearance of a young Nigerian woman, PI Emma Djan resorts to dangerous undercover work to track her down in Accra.  Just as things at work are slowing down for PI Emma Djan, an old ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
    Memphis - by Tara M. Stringfellow

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529339253 | ISBN 10: 1529339251

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES DEBUT FICTION PRIZE   ‘A rhapsodic hymn to Black women’ New York Times Book Review   ‘Epic yet intimate’ Cosmopolitan   ‘Ferocious and comp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trees by Percival Everett
    The Trees - by Percival Everett

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914391170 | ISBN 10: 1914391179

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022  The brand new novel from American master Percival Everett.  ‘Everett has mastered the movement between unspeakable terror and knock out comedy.’ – New York Times  ‘A powerful wake-up call, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Grove by Walter Mosley
    Blood Grove - by Walter Mosley

    £20.00   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781474616560 | ISBN 10: 1474616569

    Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles. But when Easy is approached by a shel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher
    The Conjure-Man Dies - by Rudolph Fisher

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008216474 | ISBN 10: 0008216479

    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

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  • Cover image of book Trouble Is What I Do by Walter Mosley
    Trouble Is What I Do - by Walter Mosley

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474616522 | ISBN 10: 1474616526

    From innovative bestselling novelist Walter Mosley comes the return of the beloved Leonid McGill detective series featuring a morally ambiguous P.I. who solves crimes and whose victims are society’s most downtrodden.  Leonid McGill’s spen ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
    I Am Not Sidney Poitier - by Percival Everett

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781910312537 | ISBN 10: 1910312533

    The sudden death of Not Sidney Poitier's mother orphans him at age eleven. He is left with a name no one understands, an uncanny resemblance to an Oscar winning actor, and serious amount of shares in the Turner Corporation.   Percival Everett ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    The Color Purple - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474607254 | ISBN 10: 147460725x

    The classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name.  Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped rep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    Washington Black - by Esi Edugyan

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846689604 | ISBN 10: 1846689600

    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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  • Cover image of book Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
    Speak No Evil - by Uzodinma Iweala

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780719523908 | ISBN 10: 0719523907

    In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.  On the ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Long
    How Long 'til Black Future Month? - by N. K. Jemisin

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780356512549 | ISBN 10: 0356512541

    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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  • Cover image of book Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    Friday Black - by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787476011 | ISBN 10: 1787476014

    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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  • Cover image of book Ayiti by Roxane Gay
    Ayiti - by Roxane Gay

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472154170 | ISBN 10: 1472154177

    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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  • Cover image of book Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    Bluebird, Bluebird - by Attica Locke

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781257685 | ISBN 10: 178125768x

    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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  • Cover image of book The Castle Cross The Magnet Carter by Kia Corthron
    The Castle Cross The Magnet Carter - by Kia Corthron

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781609808075 | ISBN 10: 160980807x

    Winner of the Center for Fiction's 2016 First Novel Prize   The hotly anticipated first novel by lauded playwright and The Wire TV writer Kia Corthron, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first ce ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    The Underground Railroad - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780708898406 | ISBN 10: 0708898408

    From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rose Gold by Walter Mosely
    Rose Gold - by Walter Mosely

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780227856 | ISBN 10: 178022785x

    Easy Rawlins is back - and this time its personal... When four armed policemen turn up at Easy Rawlins's door, he thinks he's in trouble. He is. They want him to find Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a millionaire arms dealer. And Easy can't a ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
    All Our Names - by Dinaw Mengestu

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781444793758 | ISBN 10: 1444793756

    An unforgettable tale of love, friendship and revolution set between Africa and America, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award.  LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015  Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
    Happiness, Like Water - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088314 | ISBN 10: 1847088317

    In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
    Lagoon - by Nnedi Okorafor

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444762761 | ISBN 10: 1444762761

    A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea. The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troub ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
    Ghana Must Go - by Taiye Selasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780670919888 | ISBN 10: 0670919888

    Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
    The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - by Ayana Mathis

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099558705 | ISBN 10: 009955870x

    Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Hattie's is a tale of strength, of resilience and heartbreak that spans six decades.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Mercy by Toni Morrison
    A Mercy - by Toni Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099502548 | ISBN 10: 0099502542

    In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were carefully planted and took root. J ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fear of the Dark by Walter Mosley
    Fear of the Dark - by Walter Mosley

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753822890 | ISBN 10: 075382289x

    Fearless Jones and Paris Minton return in a high-velocity thriller about family, betrayal, and revenge.  'I'm in trouble, Paris.' Paris Minton has heard these words before. They mean only one thing: that his neck is on the line too. So when they ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paradise Jazz by Katherine Pomfret
    Paradise Jazz - by Katherine Pomfret

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781905005086 | ISBN 10: 1905005083

    "At Paradise Jazz, myths became legends and legends took off their coats and played the kind of blues to leave blisters on your soul."  Kat Pomfret's colourful debut novel explores what happens in a small town when big secrets collide. A novel a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Angry Gods by Wendy Brandmark
    The Angry Gods - by Wendy Brandmark

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781899235940 | ISBN 10: 1899235949

    New York City in the depths of the 1950s. Schoolchildren cower under their desks during atom bomb drills. McCarthy has been humiliated but the witch-hunts continue. Sonia, a thirty-year-old Jewish school teacher living at home, resists her brothers' ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Caucasia, With Love by Danzy Senna
    From Caucasia, With Love - by Danzy Senna

    £6.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780747557500 | ISBN 10: 0747557500

    Growing up amidst the power politics of 1970s America, Birdie and her older sister Cole are so close they speak their own language. Daughters of a white activist mother and a black academic father, Birdie appears white, Cole black, their relationship ... more

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