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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 )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
All The Lovers In The Night - by Mieko Kawakami - £14.99
From international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami comes All The Lovers In The Night, an extraordinary, deeply moving and insightful story set in contemporary Tokyo.  Fuyuko Irie is a freelance proofreader in her thirties. Living alone, and ... more

The Fire People: A Collection of British Black and Asian Poetry - by Lemn Sissay (Editor) - £14.99
This seminal collection of Black British poets ignited a movement when it was first published in 1998. It celebrated the rising stars of the time, many of whom have since become established names.  Inspired and influenced by roots, reggae and ... more

Blackass - by A. Igoni Barrett - £8.99
'A devastating social parable brimming with humanity and heart...' Marlon James  White skin, green eyes, red hair... BLACKASS  Furo Wariboko - born and bred in Lagos - wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has tu ... more

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev - by Dawnie Walton - £8.99
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 | LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2022   A queen of punk before her time. A duo on the brink of stardom. A night that will define their story for ever.  Opal is a fiercely independen ... more

The Bangalore Detectives Club - by Harini Nagendra - £9.99
‘The first in an effervescent new mystery series... a treat for historical mystery lovers looking for a new series to savor (or devour)’ NEW YORK TIMES  Murder and mayhem... monsoon season is coming.   Solving crimes isn’t easy.& ... more

A New Formation: How Black Footballers Shaped the Modern Game - by Calum Jacobs - £16.99
"A New Formation is quite simply one of the most important football books ever written. What we often like to imagine as the history of football has, for the most part, been written entirely through the white male gaze. In this collection of essays A ... more

A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro - by Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy - £9.99
A powerful celebration of the versatility and diversity of Black women's natural hair, A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro explores the rich cultural history of Black Women's Afros, their influence on popular culture, and the many ways in which Black ... more

This is Why I Resist : Don't Define My Black Identity - by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu - £10.99
The essential anti-racist book from one of the world’s leading voices for change.   ‘With This Is Why I Resist, Dr Shola is shaking a nation out of its slumber.’ Annie Lennox OBE  ‘Smart and courageous, this book should be on everyone ... more

Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021.   From the bestselling author of Homegoing.  As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. W ... more

Biracial Britain: A Different Way of Looking at Race - by Remi Adekoya - £10.99
Mixed-race is the fastest-growing minority group in Britain. By the end of the century roughly one in three of the population will be mixed-race, with this figure rising to 75 per cent by 2150. Mixed-race is, quite literally, the future.  Paradox ... more

Marriage Material - by Sathnam Sanghera - £8.99

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life - by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields - £10.99
A new edition of a celebrated contemporary work on race and racism.  Praised by a wide variety of people from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Zadie Smith, Racecraft “ought to be positioned,” as Bookforum put it, “at the center of any discussion of race ... more

Sista Sister - by Candice Brathwaite - £9.99
Candice Brathwaite’s much-anticipated second book about all the things she wishes she’d been told when she was young and needed guidance.   I Am Not Your Baby Mother was a landmark publication in 2020. A thought-provoking, urgent and inspi ... more

Sorrowland - by Rivers Solomon - £8.99
A triumphant, genre-bending novel, following a young woman through a nightmarish yet recognisable landscape as she attempts to create a new life for herself and her children.   Vern, a hunted woman alone in the woods, gives birth to twins and r ... more

The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds - by Osman Yousefzada - £14.99
An enlightening memoir of living between worlds and learning how to find one’s own – from the artist and fashion designer.  A coming-of-age story set in Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s, The Go-Between opens a window into a closed migrant co ... more

First Person Singular - by Haruki Murakami - £9.99
A mindbending new collection of short stories from the unique, internationally acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.  THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all ... more

Zainab Takes New York - by Ayesha Harruna Attah - £9.99
***INCLUDED IN THE AFRICA CENTER’S ROUND-UP OF 50 NOTABLE AFRICAN BOOKS OF 2021***   Zainab Sekyi is on a quest to find herself...  She’s moving to New York City to pursue her lifelong dream to become an illustrator, but she does ... more

Sankofa - by Chibundu Onuzo - £8.99

Out of The Sun: Essays at the Crossroads of Race - by Esi Edugyan - £16.99
Two-time Booker Shortlistee and internationally bestselling author Esi Edugyan delivers a searing analysis of the relationship between race and art.   History is a construction. What happens when we bring stories consigned to the margins up to t ... more

Libertie - by Kaitlyn Greenidge - £8.99
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2021 * LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 PEN AMERICA OPEN BOOK AWARD  A Times Book of the Month  One of Roxane Gay's Audacious Book Club Picks  'A feat of monumental thematic imagination' - The New York Times Bo ... more

Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy, Book 2 - by Marlon James - £20.00
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY DARK STAR TRILOGY IS HERE!  Booker Prize-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology and fantasy to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch and a mystery w ... more

Burning My Roti: Breaking Barriers as a Queer Indian Woman - by Sharan Dhaliwal - £14.99
Part memoir, part guide, Burning My Roti is essential reading for a new generation of South Asian women.  With chapters covering sexual and cultural identity, body hair, colourism and mental health, and a particular focus on the suffocating b ... more

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head - by Warsan Shire - £12.99
** AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4** "Warsan Shire is an extraordinarily gifted poet whose profoundly moving poems so powerfully give voice to the unspoken"(Bernardine Evaristo) Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma and resilience from the award-winnin ... more

A Quick Ting On Afrobeats - by Christian Adofo - £9.99
The first book of its kind, A Quick Ting On Afrobeats chronicles the social and cultural development of the eponymous music genre — tracing its rich history from the African continent all the way to the musical centre of the Western world.  ... more

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance - by Hanif Abdurraqib - £9.99
Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize Winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for the Pen/Diamonstein-Spievogel Award for the Art of the Essay Shortlisted for th ... more

An Autobiography - by Angela Y. Davis - £20.00
A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela Davis.  Edited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Liberation era which resonates just as powerfully ... more

A Passage North - by Anuk Arudpragasam - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize   It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother”s former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her ... more

Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home - by Nikesh Shukla - £9.99
How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer?  ... more

The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan - by Owen Bennett-Jones - £11.99
A major new investigation into the Bhutto family, examining their influence in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day.   The Bhutto family has long been one of the most ambitious and powerful in Pakistan. But politics has cost the ... more

The Day I Fell Off My Island - by Yvonne Bailey-Smith - £8.99
Irish Times Books to watch out for in 2021 Sunday Times The five hot new books to read on your post-vax vacation Culture Fly Must-read books for summer Glasgow Herald 25 best books to read this summer  Jamaica, 1968: Erna Mullings’ life ... more

Who's Loving You : Love Stories by Women of Colour - by Sareeta Domingo (Editor) - £8.99
"A beautiful collection that I both lost and found myself in. Unbelievably exciting stories from some show-stoppingly talented writers."(Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie.) Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. Ro ... more

Someone Is Missing Me - by Tina Tamsho-Thomas - £7.99
Tina Tamsho-Thomas is a published writer, poet, spoken word artist, playwright and human rights activist with an international reputation.   Sample Poem:  Takin’ the Position Purple – Thank you Alice Walker   I ... more

Crying in H Mart - by Michelle Zauner - £9.99
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 memoir abou ... more

Love Marriage - by Monica Ali - £18.99
TWO CULTURES. TWO FAMILIES. TWO PEOPLE.  THE NEW INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF BRICK LANE.  Yasmin Ghorami has a lot to be grateful for: a loving family, a fledgling career in medicine, and a char ... more

Growing Out: Black Hair and Black Pride in the Swinging 60s - by Barbara Blake Hannah - £9.99
"A gorgeously exuberant account... writing that is natural and vivacious... a fascinating and hugely enjoyable read."(Bernardine Evaristo, from the Introduction) Travelling over from Jamaica as a teenager, Barbara's journey is remarkable. She find ... more

Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity - by Nadia Owusu - £9.99
*** ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2021’ ***  I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation.  When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her ... more

Open Water - by Caleb Azumah Nelson - £8.99
WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD  Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they stru ... more

Tongues and Bellies - by The Whole Kahani - £11.99
A third collection of short-form stories from The Whole Kahani. The mood is mischievous and ingenious as characters invent and seek half-hidden truths and half-forgotten memories. From these pages floats a mouth-watering aroma of cherished childhood ... more

How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That's Rigged - by Kimberly Jones - £10.99
‘So if I played four hundred rounds of Monopoly with you and I had to play and give you every dime that I made, and then for fifty years, every time that I played, if you didn’t like what I did, you got to burn it like they did in Tulsa and like ... more

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement - by Tarana Burke - £20.00
From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twenty-first century, the me too movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words and how she broug ... more

Please Look After Mother - by Kyung-Sook Shin - £8.99
WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE  When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows ... more

East Side Voices: Essays Celebrating East and Southeast Asian Identity in Britain - by Helena Lee (Editor) - £14.99
In this bold, first-of-its kind collection, East Side Voices invites us to explore a dazzling spectrum of experience from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora living in Britain today.   Showcasing original essays and poetry from well-known celeb ... more

Common Ground - by Naomi Ishiguru - £8.99
*An Evening Standard Must Read, Grazia Best Book of 2021 and Independent Debut Not to Miss*  Did you ever have a friend who made you see the world differently?   Stan did, and his name was Charlie. They crossed paths by chance one day, ... more

(M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman - by Pragya Agarwal - £9.99
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

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 Awkward Black Man - by Walter Mosley - £9.99
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

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

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

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