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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
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 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - £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

In Black and White: A Young Barrister's Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System - by Alexandra Wilson - £8.99
Alexandra Wilson was a teenager when her dear family friend Ayo was stabbed on his way home from football. Ayo's death changed Alexandra. She felt compelled to enter the legal profession in search of answers.  As a junior criminal and family ... more

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race - by Beverly Daniel Tatum - £10.99
The international bestseller that changed how we talk about racism.   Walk into any racially mixed secondary school and you will see young people clustered in their own groups according to race. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or ... more

We're Here Because You Were There: Immigration and the End of Empire - by Ian Sanjay Patel - £20.00
What are the origins of the hostile environment for immigrants in Britain?  Drawing on new archival material from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ian Sanjay Patel retells Britain's recent history in an often shocking account of state ra ... more

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy - by Emmanuel Acho - £7.99
"What terms are acceptable now to refer to black people and why has that changed over time?"  "If the N word is such a bad word, why do my black friends use it all the time?"  "How has systemic racism gotten so out of hand and how did ... more

A Lover's Discourse - by Xiaolu Guo - £8.99
A Chinese woman comes to post-Brexit London to start over - just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch. Isolated and lonely in a Britain increasingly hostile to foreigners, she meets a landscape architect and the two begin to build their futur ... more

This is Your Time - by Ruby Bridges - £8.99
On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Ruby Bridges became the first black child to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans. Escorted by federal marshals past angry segregationist protesters, young Ruby attended William Frantz Elementary and e ... more

Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children - by Patrick Hutchinson - £7.99
'I just want equality, equality for all of us. At the moment, the scales are unfairly balanced and I just want things to be fair for my children, my grandchildren and future generations.'   On 13 June 2020, Patrick Hutchinson, a black man, was ph ... more

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought - by Briona Simone Jones (Editor) - £16.99
A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press’s perennial seller Words of Fire. "Briona Simone Jones’s anthology Mouths of Rain is an audacious, unapologetic ... more

Binti: The Night Masquerade - by Nnedi Okorafor - £9.99
The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor's Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.  Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. ... more

Black Firsts: 4,500 Trailblazing Achievements and Ground-Breaking Events - by Dr. Jessie Carney Smith - £26.99
Achievement, pride, and accomplishments. Change, progress, and pioneers.   Hard-won victories. Barrier-breaking triumphs. Society-changing feats. Inspirational people. Remarkable people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Fi ... more

Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality in Modern Britain - by Natalie Morris - £16.99
How does it feel when your heritage isn't listed as an option on an identification form? What is it like to grow up as the only person in your family who looks like you? Where do you belong if you are simultaneously seen as being 'too much' of one ... more

Conjure Women - by Afia Atakora - £8.99
You're free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past?   A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and Sara Collins' The Confessions of Frannie Langton.   The pale-skinned, black-eyed b ... more

The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World - by Kehinde Andrews - £20.00
The New Age of Empire takes us back to the beginning of the European Empires, outlining the deliberate terror and suffering wrought during every stage of the expansion, and destroys the self-congratulatory myth that the West was founded on the three ... more

The Awkward Black Man - by Walter Mosley - £20.00
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

Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home - by Nikesh Shukla - £16.99
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 Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays - by Wesley Yang - £10.99
Named a notable book of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post, and one of the best books of the year by the Spectator and Publishers Weekly, The Souls of Yellow Folk is a powerful debut from one of the most acclaimed essayists of his ... more

Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi - £14.99
LONGLISTED 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. Wh ... more

White Tears / Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour - by Ruby Hamad - £16.99
'How is it that we have been so conditioned to privilege the emotional comfort of white people?'  White tears possess a potency that is rarely acknowledged or commented upon, but they have long been used as a dangerous and insidious tool agai ... more

Becoming - by Michelle Obama - £12.99
Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First La ... more

Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power - by Tamara Winfrey Harris - £13.99
"Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices… is a must-read, not only for Black girls, but fo ... more

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - by Resmaa Menakem - £9.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood.  In this ground-breaking, inspiring work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of dis ... more

Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour - by Sareeta Domingo (Editor) - £14.99
"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

Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay - £9.99
Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers - by Jacqueline Bishop - £19.99
In this collection of interviews, Jacqueline Bishop is in conversation with eighteen female Jamaican writers, some of whom have emigrated from the island. This deeply intimate and personal encounter between the writer and artist, Bishop, and those sh ... more

I Am Not Your Baby Mother - by Candice Brathwaite - £8.99
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...   When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and ... more

Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly - by Peter Cole - £16.99
In the early twentieth century, when many US unions disgracefully excluded black and Asian workers, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) warmly welcomed people of color, in keeping with their emphasis on class solidarity and their bold motto: ... more

We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility - by Marc Lamont Hill - £9.99
In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means - and how we take steps to get there.   "In the United States, being poor and Black makes you more likely to get sick. Being poor, Black, and ... more

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