Black Culture & History

A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America - Craig Werner

A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America - Craig Werner

A Change is Gonna Come chronicles more than forty years of black music: from the hopeful, angry re..

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A Daughter of Isis : The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi, In Her Own Words - Nawal El-Saadawi

A Daughter of Isis : The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi, In Her Own Words - Nawal El-Saadawi

Against the white sand, the contours of my father's body were well defined, emphasized its existen..

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A Different Drummer - William Melvin Kelley

A Different Drummer - William Melvin Kelley

June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tu..

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A Drop of Patience - William Melvin Kelley

A Drop of Patience - William Melvin Kelley

At the age of five, a blind African-American boy is handed over to a brutal state home. Here Ludlo..

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A History of Pan-African Revolt - C.L.R. James

A History of Pan-African Revolt - C.L.R. James

Originally published in England in 1938 (the same year as his magnum opus The Black Jacobins) and ..

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A Love Supreme : The Creation Of John Coltrane's Classic Album - Ashley Kahn & Elvin Jones (Introduction By)

A Love Supreme : The Creation Of John Coltrane's Classic Album - Ashley Kahn & Elvin Jones (Introduction By)

A deeply researched and beautifully illustrated study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signatur..

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A Portable Paradise - Roger Robinson

A Portable Paradise - Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson's range is wide: the joys and pains of family life; the ubiquitous presence of raci..

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A Rage in Harlem - Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem - Chester Himes

A dark and witty work of hardboiled detective fiction set in the mean streets of New York, Chester..

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A River Called Time - Courttia Newland

A River Called Time - Courttia Newland

The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the en..

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A Song Flung Up to Heaven - Dr Maya Angelou

A Song Flung Up to Heaven - Dr Maya Angelou

A memoir of politics and activism, from the bestselling and beloved author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED..

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A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

A modern classic, this epic tale of families, romance and political intrigue, set in India, never ..

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A View of the Empire at Sunset - Caryl Phillips

A View of the Empire at Sunset - Caryl Phillips

In the heart of London's Bloomsbury, Gwendolen - not yet truly famous as the writer 'Jean Rhys' - ..

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Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture - Angela Davis

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture - Angela Davis

Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever sin..

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Africa's Tarnished Name - Chinua Achebe

Africa's Tarnished Name - Chinua Achebe

He needed to hear Africa speak for itself after a lifetime of hearing Africa spoken about by other..

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African Anarchism - Sam Mbah & Chaz Bufe (Foreword By)

African Anarchism - Sam Mbah & Chaz Bufe (Foreword By)

This first-of-its-kind book should be of use to everyone with an interest in either Africa or anar..

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Afropean : Notes from Black Europe - Johny Pitts

Afropean : Notes from Black Europe - Johny Pitts

Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A cont..

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Ain't I a Woman - bell hooks

Ain't I a Woman - bell hooks

In this classic study, cultural critic bell hooks examines how black women, from the seventeenth c..

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All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes - Dr Maya Angelou

All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes - Dr Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography, beginning with I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, are ..

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All Things Remembered - Goldie

All Things Remembered - Goldie

All Things Remembered is the story of the man born Clifford J. Price -- jungle's most streetwise a..

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Alpha Boys School - Heather Augustyn & Adam Reeves

Alpha Boys School - Heather Augustyn & Adam Reeves

Facing a life of poverty, neglect, abandonment and even homelessness, young Jamaican boys are plac..

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Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists : A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights - Mikki Kendall  & Anna D'Amico

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists : A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights - Mikki Kendall & Anna D'Amico

The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on..

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Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

'Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. American..

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An American Marriage - Tayari Jones

An American Marriage - Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and..

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An Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

An Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

"Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is a fiercely honest, unw..

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And Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

And Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

And Still I Rise is made up of 32 short poems, divided into three parts. The poems' themes focus o..

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Another Country - James Baldwin & Colm Toibin

Another Country - James Baldwin & Colm Toibin

'A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience' Washinton Post When ..

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Another Day in the Death of America - Gary Younge

Another Day in the Death of America - Gary Younge

Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable da..

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Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis

Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case f..

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As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 - Val Wilmer & Richard Williams

As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 - Val Wilmer & Richard Williams

In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and j..

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Assata : An Autobiography - Assata Shakur  & Angela Davis

Assata : An Autobiography - Assata Shakur & Angela Davis

Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of..

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Back to Black : Black Radicalism for the 21st Century - Kehinde Andrews

Back to Black : Black Radicalism for the 21st Century - Kehinde Andrews

Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistanc..

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Balfour's Shadow : A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel - David Cronin

Balfour's Shadow : A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel - David Cronin

This is the controversial history of the British government's involvement in the Zionist project, ..

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Bass Culture : When Reggae Was King - Lloyd Bradley

Bass Culture : When Reggae Was King - Lloyd Bradley

The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley describes i..

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Bass, Mids, Tops : An Oral History of Sound System Culture - Joe Muggs & Brian David Stevens

Bass, Mids, Tops : An Oral History of Sound System Culture - Joe Muggs & Brian David Stevens

An oral history of the UK's soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell..

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Beer in the Snooker Club - Waguih Ghali & Diana Athill (Introduction By)

Beer in the Snooker Club - Waguih Ghali & Diana Athill (Introduction By)

Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During..

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Beloved - Toni Morrison

Beloved - Toni Morrison

AS ByattIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the v..

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze - Maaza Mengiste

Beneath the Lion's Gaze - Maaza Mengiste

The powerful debut from 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Shadow King'This is a book anc..

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Beneath The Underdog - Charles Mingus & Richard Williams

Beneath The Underdog - Charles Mingus & Richard Williams

Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in ..

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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey - Judith Bryan & Bernardine Evaristo (Introduction By)

Bernard and the Cloth Monkey - Judith Bryan & Bernardine Evaristo (Introduction By)

Not yet published, 4th Feb 2021. Pre order here.WINNER OF THE SAGA PRIZE 1997: a literary award for..

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Bessie Smith - Jackie Kay

Bessie Smith - Jackie Kay

Not yet printed, Feb 2021, pre order here BESSIE SMITH was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by ..

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Billie Holiday - Jose Munoz & Carlos Sampayo

Billie Holiday - Jose Munoz & Carlos Sampayo

Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legenda..

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Billie Holiday: The Musician, The Myth - John Szwed

Billie Holiday: The Musician, The Myth - John Szwed

Today, Billie Holiday is an icon - an artist whose voice has weathered countless shifts in public ..

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Black and British : A Forgotten History - David Olusoga

Black and British : A Forgotten History - David Olusoga

In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tells th..

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Black and British A short essential history - David Olusoga

Black and British A short essential history - David Olusoga

A short, essential introduction to Black British history. When did Africans first come to Britain?..

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Black by Design : A 2-Tone Memoir - Pauline Black

Black by Design : A 2-Tone Memoir - Pauline Black

Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, ..

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Black History for Beginners - Denise Dennis  & Susan Willmarth

Black History for Beginners - Denise Dennis & Susan Willmarth

Here is a reprint of one of the most popular Beginners books. Covering a rich history often igno..

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Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin & Bernardine Evaristo (Introduction By)

Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin & Bernardine Evaristo (Introduction By)

New edition with a foreword by Bernardine Evaristo 'An anti-racist classic' Bernardine Evaristo I..

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Black Panthers for Beginners - Herb Boyd & Lance Tooks

Black Panthers for Beginners - Herb Boyd & Lance Tooks

A crowd of onlookers gawked from the sidewalk as four young black men dressed in black leather j..

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Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon

Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon

Not yet printed, 25 March 2021. Preorder here.'Fanon is our contemporary ... In clear language, in w..

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Black, Listed : Black British Culture Explored - Jeffrey Boakye

Black, Listed : Black British Culture Explored - Jeffrey Boakye

AFRO-CARIBBEAN. COLOURED. ETHNIC MINORITY. IMMIGRANT. BAME. URBAN. WOKE. FAM. BLACK. These are j..

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Bob Marley & The Wailers : The Definitive Discography - Roger Steffens  & Leroy Jody Pierson

Bob Marley & The Wailers : The Definitive Discography - Roger Steffens & Leroy Jody Pierson

For the first time ever, all the recordings made by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh have ..

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But Beautiful : A Book About Jazz - Geoff Dyer

But Beautiful : A Book About Jazz - Geoff Dyer

Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on ..

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C.L.R. James : The Artist as Revolutionary -  Paul Buhle & Lawrence Ware

C.L.R. James : The Artist as Revolutionary - Paul Buhle & Lawrence Ware

C.L.R. James is one of the twentieth century's most remarkable individuals. As the author of the i..

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Cane Warriors - Alex Wheatle

Cane Warriors - Alex Wheatle

Nobody free till everybody free. Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is toiling on ..

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Cassius X : A Legend in the Making - Stuart Cosgrove

Cassius X : A Legend in the Making - Stuart Cosgrove

Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sports..

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Chamber Music : About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces) - Will Ashon

Chamber Music : About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces) - Will Ashon

Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny and mythology' Margo JeffersonWill Ash..

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Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fanta..

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City Psalms - Benjamin Zephaniah

City Psalms - Benjamin Zephaniah

City Psalms was Benjamin Zephaniah's first collection from Bloodaxe back in 1992. It includes some..

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Coltrane : The Story of a Sound - Ben Ratliff

Coltrane : The Story of a Sound - Ben Ratliff

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in ne..

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Communities of Resistance - A. Sivanandan, Gary Younge , Arun Kundnani

Communities of Resistance - A. Sivanandan, Gary Younge , Arun Kundnani

Ambalavaner Sivanandan was one of Britain's most influential radical thinkers. As Director of the ..

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Concrete Rose - Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose - Angie Thomas

From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the ..

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Cookin' : Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65 -  Kenny Mathieson

Cookin' : Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65 - Kenny Mathieson

Following on from Giant Steps, comes the second installment in Kenny Mathieson's series of jazz hi..

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Crongton Knights - Alex Wheatle

Crongton Knights - Alex Wheatle

Living on the South Crongton council estate has its worries - and life for McKay has been even tou..

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Dark Days - James Baldwin

Dark Days - James Baldwin

'So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were comp..

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new sta..

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Detroit 67 : The Year That Changed Soul - Stuart Cosgrove

Detroit 67 : The Year That Changed Soul - Stuart Cosgrove

Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take yo..

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Different Class : Football, Fashion and Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham - Dermot Kavanagh

Different Class : Football, Fashion and Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham - Dermot Kavanagh

When Laurie Cunningham played for England in an under-21s match against Scotland in 1977, he becam..

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Diver's Daughter: A Tudor Story - Patrice Lawrence

Diver's Daughter: A Tudor Story - Patrice Lawrence

A gripping heart-in-your-mouth adventure told by Eve, a Tudor girl who sets out on a dangerou..

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Don Drummond : The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist - Heather Augustyn

Don Drummond : The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist - Heather Augustyn

This is a comprehensive biography of a brilliant musician and his lover who forever shaped the cou..

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Dread Poetry and Freedom : Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution - David Austin

Dread Poetry and Freedom : Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution - David Austin

What is the relationship between poetry and social change? Standing at the forefront of political ..

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Dreams to Remember : Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul - Mark Ribowsky

Dreams to Remember : Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul - Mark Ribowsky

When he died suddenly at the age of twenty-six, Otis Redding (1941-1967) was the conscience of a n..

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Duppy Conqueror - Ferdinand Dennis

Duppy Conqueror - Ferdinand Dennis

Marshall Sarjeant is born at the beginning of the 20th century in Paradise, Jamaica. As a young ma..

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Earthquake on Orange Street: Buster's Jamaican Singles Story - Jeremy Collingwood

Earthquake on Orange Street: Buster's Jamaican Singles Story - Jeremy Collingwood

Mind-boggling discography devoted to the Jamaican releases of Prince Buster's productions from 196..

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East of Acre Lane - Alex Wheatle, Paul Gilroy (Introduction By)

East of Acre Lane - Alex Wheatle, Paul Gilroy (Introduction By)

East of Acre Lane is the fast-paced and razor sharp story of a young man trying to do the right th..

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Ethiopia: Power And Protest : Peasant Revolts in the Twentieth Century - Gebru Tareke

Ethiopia: Power And Protest : Peasant Revolts in the Twentieth Century - Gebru Tareke

This study of popular protest and resistance in Ethiopia focuses on three important peasant-based ..

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Every Light in the House Burnin' - Andrea Levy

Every Light in the House Burnin' - Andrea Levy

The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange ..

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Face - Benjamin Zephaniah

Face - Benjamin Zephaniah

In the moving and compelling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, a young man's life is completely..

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Familiar Stranger : A Life between Two Islands - Stuart Hall

Familiar Stranger : A Life between Two Islands - Stuart Hall

This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and..

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Fanon for Beginners - Deborah Baker Wyrick

Fanon for Beginners - Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet. although difficult to categorise, F..

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Feminism, Interrupted : Disrupting Power - Lola Olufemi

Feminism, Interrupted : Disrupting Power - Lola Olufemi

Plastered over t-shirts and tote bags, the word 'feminist' has entered the mainstream and is fast ..

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Frantz Fanon : Philosopher of the Barricades - Peter Hudis

Frantz Fanon : Philosopher of the Barricades - Peter Hudis

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a Caribbean and African psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary w..

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Freedom - Catherine Johnson

Freedom - Catherine Johnson

Winner of the Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2019!"Filled with humour, compassion and ho..

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Freedom Is A Constant Struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - Angela Davis

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - Angela Davis

In these essays, interviews and speeches, Angela Y. Davis illuminates connections between struggle..

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From Bobby To Babylon - Darcus Howe

From Bobby To Babylon - Darcus Howe

From Bobby to Babylon, originally published in 1988, brings together a series of articles and in..

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From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz : The History of the Uk Jazz Dance Scene - Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove

From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz : The History of the Uk Jazz Dance Scene - Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove

FROM JAZZ FUNK & FUSION TO ACID JAZZ: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Sceneby Mark ‘Snowboy’ ..

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Gangsta Rap - Benjamin Zephaniah

Gangsta Rap - Benjamin Zephaniah

Just what do you do with talent from the wrong side of town? Benjamin Zephaniah draws on his own e..

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Gather Together In My Name - Maya Angelou

Gather Together In My Name - Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extr..

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Giant Steps: Bebop and the Creators of Modern Jazz, 1945-65 - Kenny Mathieson

Giant Steps: Bebop and the Creators of Modern Jazz, 1945-65 - Kenny Mathieson

Giant Steps examines the most important figures in the creation of modern jazz, detailing the emer..

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Gil Scott-heron : A Father and Son Story - Leslie Gordon Goffe

Gil Scott-heron : A Father and Son Story - Leslie Gordon Goffe

Gil Scott-Heron: a father & son story, is about professional footballer, Gil Heron, who was ..

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Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin

When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair..

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Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo

This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newca..

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Go Ahead in the Rain : Notes to A Tribe Called Quest - Hanif Abdurraqib

Go Ahead in the Rain : Notes to A Tribe Called Quest - Hanif Abdurraqib

How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre..

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Grand Union - Zadie Smith

Grand Union - Zadie Smith

In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, ..

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Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely writte..

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Happiness - Aminatta Forna

Happiness - Aminatta Forna

Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an Amer..

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Harlem 69 : The Future of Soul - Stuart Cosgrove

Harlem 69 : The Future of Soul - Stuart Cosgrove

In 1969, among Harlem's Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Ar..

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities - Herbie Hancock & Lisa Dickey (With)

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities - Herbie Hancock & Lisa Dickey (With)

The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time   I..

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Here to Stay, Here to Fight : A Race Today Anthology -  Paul Field, Robin Bunce, Leila Hassan, Margaret Peacock

Here to Stay, Here to Fight : A Race Today Anthology - Paul Field, Robin Bunce, Leila Hassan, Margaret Peacock

From 1973 to 1988, Race Today, the journal of the revolutionary Race Today Collective was at the e..

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Hold Tight : Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime - Jeffrey Boakye

Hold Tight : Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime - Jeffrey Boakye

HOLD TIGHT is the book that kick started the 'Grime Library'. Bursting into bookshops in July 2017..

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Homecoming : Voices of the Windrush Generation - Colin Grant

Homecoming : Voices of the Windrush Generation - Colin Grant

Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the w..

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