Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showca ... more
Assembly - by Natasha Brown - £12.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD 2021
The acclaimed word-of-mouth hit and break-out debut of the year.
Selected as a Book of the Year 2021 by booksellers, writers and read ... more
The Last Story of Mina Lee - by Nancy Jooyoun Kim - £9.99
In 1987, Mina Lee flies from Seoul to Los Angeles to start a new life. Thirty years later, Margot Lee speaks to her mother for the last time. Between these two moments extends a lifetime of secrets.
These are stories of unexpected loves and de ... more
This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community, and Connection - by Jen Hewett - £19.99
Weaving together interviews, first-person essays, and artist profiles, This Long Thread explores the work and contributions of women of color across the fiber arts and crafts community. These conversations explore materials, belonging, identity, cult ... more
Black British Lives Matter: A Clarion Call for Equality - by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder (Editors) - £16.99
This is more than a book – it’s an incitement to change people’s perceptions.
Featuring essays from David Olusoga, Dawn Butler MP, Kit de Waal, Kwame Kwei-Armah, and many more.
In response to the international outcry at Ge ... more
Crying in H Mart - by Michelle Zauner - £16.99
One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021
Goodreads Choice Awards 2021: Winner, Memoir & Autobiography
The New York Times bestseller from the Grammy-nominated indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, deeply moving mem ... more
The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism - by John Barnes - £20.00
An eloquent and thought-provoking book on racism and prejudice by the Liverpool and England football legend John Barnes.
John Barnes spent the first dozen years of his life in Jamaica before moving to the UK with his family in 1975. Six y ... more
Why We Kneel, How We Rise - by Michael Holding - £20.00
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2021
THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Through the prism of sport and conversations with its legends, including Usain Bolt, Adam Goodes, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson, ... more
IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain - by Various authors, Edited and Introduced by Courttia Newland and Kadija Sesay - £10.99
A celebratory 20th anniversary edition of this landmark collection from black writers across the literary spectrum.
This ground-breaking anthology was first published twenty years ago, into a different literary landscape. Showcasing the work ... more
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X - by Les Payne and Tamara Payne - £12.99
**WINNER OF PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY**
**WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD (Nonfiction)**
Shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Crown Award
Finalist, LA Times Book Prize
A landmark biography of one of the twentieth century's most compelli ... more
Black and British: A Forgotten History - by David Olusoga - £12.99
Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize
A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize
Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize
In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga off ... more
Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo - £14.99
The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo.
In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since its inception fifty years earlier - a revol ... more
Charred: A Survivor Speaks Her Truth to Inspire - by Andreena Leeanne - £7.99
"There is strong correlation between childhood trauma and mental health issues. I suffer with PTSD and depression, and use poetry to write honestly about the multitude of issues I have experienced in my 39 years. I have found writing to be hugely the ... more
The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained - by DK, with a Foreword by David Olusoga - £19.99
Which were the most powerful African empires? Who were the pioneers of jazz? What sparked the Black Lives Matter movement?
This book answers these questions and many more, exploring the rich history of the peoples of Africa and the African diasp ... more
Britain's 'Brown Babies' - by Lucy Bland - £12.99
This book recounts a little-known history of the estimated 2,000 babies born to black GIs and white British women in the second world war. The African-American press named these children 'brown babies'; the British called them 'half-castes'. Black GI ... more
Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture - by Sudhir Hazareesingh - £10.99
The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture.
The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culmina ... more
Misfits: A Personal Manifesto - by Michaela Coel - £9.99
From the brilliant mind of the creator and star of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum comes a passionate declaration against fitting in.
Michaela Coel's MacTaggart Lecture touched a lot of people with her striking revelations about race, class a ... more
The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree - by Nice Leng'ete - £20.00
An inspirational story of one girl who changed the minds of her elders, reformed traditions from the inside, and is creating a better future for girls and women throughout Africa.
Born in a remote village in Kenya, Nice Leng'ete saw the yo ... more
Black Sci-Fi Short Stories - by Various authors - £20.00
A deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives. Dystopia, apocalypse, gene-splicing, cloning and colonization are explored here by new authors and combined with proto-sci-fi and speculative writing of an older tradition (by W.E.B.
Maybe I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery - by David Harewood - £20.00
'As a Black British man I believe it is vital that I tell this story. It may be just one account from the perspective of a person of colour who has experienced this system, but it may be enough to potentially change an opinion or, more importantly, s ... more
Letters to Gil - by Malik Al Nasir - £20.00
"A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure"(Irenosen Okojie)
Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir's profound coming of age memoir - the story of surviving physical and ... more
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts - by Rebecca Hall, illustrated by Hugo Martinez - £20.00
"Not only a riveting tale of Black women's leadership of slave revolts but an equally dramatic story of the engaged scholarship that enabled its discovery"(Angela Y. Davis)
Women warriors planned and led slave revolts on slave ships during the pas ... more
Myths & Legends of India, Egypt, China & Japan - by Rachel Storm - £9.99
In this magnificent reference book, the powerful and evocative mythologies of the East are revealed in all their glory. An instantly accessible A to Z structure, fully cross-referenced throughout, details the pantheon of gods of the East. The b ... more
What Would the Aunties Say? A Brown Girl's Guide to Being Yourself and Living Your Best Life - by Anchal Seda - £12.99
In this groundbreaking book, beauty influencer and podcaster Anchal Seda openly and honestly explores the shared experiences of "the brown girls" from Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi women living in the Western world.
What Would the Aunties Sa ... more
Football's Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92 League Clubs - by Bill Hern and David Gleave - £16.00
A new perspective on the lives, careers and experiences of groundbreaking black footballers in England.
Ninety-two chapters tell the unique stories of the first black footballers to play for each of the English Football League clubs. Four years ... more
Long Division - by Kiese Laymon - £9.99
From Kiese Laymon, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Heavy, comes a "funny, astute, searching" (The Wall Street Journal) debut novel about Black teenagers that is a satirical exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and comin ... more
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - by Austin Channing Brown - £9.99
This book is my story about growing up in a Black girl's body. It's about surviving in a world not made for me.
Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her A ... more
Afrikan Wisdom: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond - by Valerie Mason-John - £15.99
A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.
Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winn ... more
Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere - £16.99
The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.
According to fami ... more
The Sex Lives of African Women - by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah - £18.99
The Sex Lives of African Women uniquely amplifies individual women from across the African continent and its global diaspora, as they speak of their diverse experiences of sex, sexualities and relationships.
Many of the women who tell their ... more
Coconut - by Florence Olajide - £8.99
'Why am I not white like everybody else?' Nan came and sat on the edge of my bed. 'What do you mean?'
A tender finger brushed against my cheek.
'Well, everyone in this house is white. Why am I Black?'
A generation of Nigerian children were ... more
Earthlings - by Sayaka Murata - £8.99
Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet.
Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of othe ... more
Black Teacher - by Beryl Gilroy - £12.99
The rediscovered classic: a trailblazing Guyanese woman's memoir of post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion')
Denied teaching jobs due to the colour bar. Working in an office amidst ... more
Heaven - by Mieko Kawakami - £14.99
From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying.
In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is ... more
Brotha Vegan: Black Male Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society - by Omowale Adewale - £18.99
In 2010, Lantern published Sistah Vegan: Black Women Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, a landmark anthology edited by A. Breeze Harper that highlighted for the first time the diversity of vegan women of color’s response to gender, class ... more
A Liverpool Black History 1919-2019: A Liverpool Black Perspective - by Dave Clay - £5.00
"My name is Dave Clay, born in Toxteth, Liverpool UK. I am the author of numerous works depicting the Liverpool Black experience.
Made possible by donations from the Liverpool Black community (via GoFundMe), Liverpool City Council, Heritage De ... more
The Mountains Sing - by Nguyen Phan Que Mai - £8.99
An intimate, stirring portrait of a country at war and a family's battle to survive.
Winner of the Blogger's Book Prize, 2021
Selected as a Best Book of 2020 by NB Magazine * BookBrowse * Buzz Magazine * NPR * Washington Independent Revie ... more
The Wisdom of Tea: Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony - by Noriko Morishita - £8.99
For more than 25 years Noriko Morishita has studied and practised the intricate rules of the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony, trying to master its complexities in order to find inner peace.
In this vivid account of her experience of the univer ... more
Loud Black Girls : 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What's Next? - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene (Editors) - £9.99
An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane.
Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of tw ... more
Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs - by Jeffrey Boakye, illustrated by Ngadi Smart - £12.99
Music can carry the stories of history like a message in a bottle. Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy... Groundbreaking musicians whose songs have changed the world. But how?
This exhilarating playlist tracks some of the key s ... more
The First Woman - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
* A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, BBC CULTURE & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR
* A WATERSTONES BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
* OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST OF 2020
* A TIME MAGAZINE MUST-READ BOOK OF 2020
* A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOK OF THE MONTH ... more
(M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman - by Pragya Agarwal - £16.99
In a world where women have more choices than ever, society nevertheless continues to exert the stigma and pressures of less enlightened times when it comes to having children. We define women by whether they embrace or reject motherhood; whether the ... more
Who Am I, Again? - by Lenny Henry - £9.99
***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***
Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country's best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.
You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think a ... more
Hana Khan Carries On - by Uzma Jalaluddin - £8.99
From the author of Ayesha At Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of You've Got Mail.
Hana Khan's family-run halal restaurant is on its last legs. So when a flashy competitor gets ready to open nearby, bringing their inevitable closu ... more
Diamond Hill - by Kit Fan - £14.99
Diamond Hill was once the 'Hollywood of the Orient', but is now an eyesore in the middle of a glitzy financial hub. Buddhist nuns, drug gangs, property developers, the government and foreign powers are all vying for power, each wanting to stake their ... more
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot - by Mikki Kendall - £9.99
All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.
Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage and access to education are feminist issue ... more
The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies - by Sathnam Sanghera - £9.99
"It's 1979, I'm three years old, and like all breakfast times during my youth it begins with Mum combing my hair, a ritual for which I have to sit down on the second-hand, floral-patterned settee, and lean forward, like I'm presenting myself for exec ... more
I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain - by Anita Sethi - £16.99
One of Waterstones Best Books to Look Forward to in 2021
The Bookseller's Book of the Month
A Guardian 2021 Literary Highlight
"I knew in every bone of my body, in every fibre of my being, that I had to report what had happened, not only for m ... more
Renegade: Darcus Howe and the Fight for Civil Rights - by Robin Bunce and Paul Field - £12.99
Renegade examines the struggle for racial justice in the UK, through the lens of one of Britain's most influential, and controversial, journalists and campaigners.
Born in Trinidad during the dying days of colonialism, Howe became an uncompromis ... more
Things Remembered and Things Forgotten - by Kyoko Nakajima - £9.99
'If we want to understand what has been lost to time, there is no way other than through the exercise of imagination... imagination applied with delicate rather than broad strokes'. So wrote the award winning Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima of h ... more
The Fortune Men - by Nadifa Mohamed - £14.99
Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, some-time petty thief. He is many things, in fact, but he is not a murderer ... more
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