Black Culture & History
A Change is Gonna Come chronicles more than forty years of black music:
from the hopeful, angry re..
Against the white sand, the contours of my father's body were well
defined, emphasized its existen..
June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young
black farmer by the name of Tu..
At the age of five, a blind African-American boy is handed over to a
brutal state home. Here Ludlo..
Originally published in England in 1938 (the same year as his magnum opus The Black Jacobins)
A deeply researched and beautifully illustrated study of saxophone
legend John Coltrane's signatur..
Roger Robinson's range is wide: the joys and pains of family life; the
ubiquitous presence of raci..
A dark and witty work of hardboiled detective fiction set in the mean
streets of New York, Chester..
The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a
refuge for the elite, the en..
A memoir of politics and activism, from the bestselling and beloved
author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED..
A modern classic, this epic tale of families, romance and political
intrigue, set in India, never ..
In the heart of London's Bloomsbury, Gwendolen - not yet truly famous as
the writer 'Jean Rhys' - ..
Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have
captured headlines ever sin..
He needed to hear Africa speak for itself after a lifetime of hearing
Africa spoken about by other..
This first-of-its-kind book should be of use to everyone with an
interest in either Africa or anar..
Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping
European identity ... A cont..
In this classic study, cultural critic bell hooks examines how black
women, from the seventeenth c..
Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography, beginning with I KNOW WHY
THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, are ..
All Things Remembered is the story of the man born Clifford J. Price --
jungle's most streetwise a..
Facing a life of poverty, neglect, abandonment and even homelessness,
young Jamaican boys are plac..
The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history,
touched nearly every culture on..
'Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you
look at the world. American..
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He
is a young executive, and..
"Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
is a fiercely honest, unw..
And Still I Rise is made up of 32 short poems, divided into three
parts. The poems' themes focus o..
'A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding
experience' Washinton Post When ..
Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And
as befits an unremarkable da..
With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela
Y. Davis has put the case f..
In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s,
celebrated photographer and j..
Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former
Black Panther and godmother of..
Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical
politics. Born out of resistanc..
This is the controversial history of the British government's
involvement in the Zionist project, ..
The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist
Lloyd Bradley describes i..
An oral history of the UK's soundsystem culture, featuring interviews
with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell..
Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the
names of Ram and Font. During..
AS ByattIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end,
Sethe is haunted by the v..
The powerful debut from 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted author of The
Shadow King'This is a book anc..
Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of
the essential composers in ..
Not yet published, 4th Feb 2021. Pre order here.WINNER OF THE SAGA PRIZE 1997: a literary award for..
Not yet printed, Feb 2021, pre order here BESSIE
SMITH was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by ..
Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959,
Billie Holiday became a legenda..
Today, Billie Holiday is an icon - an artist whose voice has weathered
countless shifts in public ..
In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and
broadcaster David Olusoga tells th..
A short, essential introduction to Black British history. When did
Africans first come to Britain?..
Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was
subsequently adopted by a white, ..
is a reprint of one of the most popular Beginners books. Covering a
rich history often igno..
New edition with a foreword by Bernardine Evaristo 'An anti-racist
classic' Bernardine Evaristo I..
crowd of onlookers gawked from the sidewalk as four young black men
dressed in black leather j..
Not yet printed, 25 March 2021. Preorder here.'Fanon is our contemporary ... In clear language, in w..
AFRO-CARIBBEAN. COLOURED. ETHNIC MINORITY. IMMIGRANT. BAME. URBAN. WOKE. FAM. BLACK.
These are j..
For the first time ever, all the recordings made by Bob Marley, Bunny
Wailer, and Peter Tosh have ..
Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down
the streets of New York on ..
C.L.R. James is one of the twentieth century's most remarkable
individuals. As the author of the i..
Nobody free till everybody free. Moa is fourteen. The only life he has
ever known is toiling on ..
Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to
becoming the greatest sports..
Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny and
mythology' Margo JeffersonWill Ash..
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her
West African-inspired fanta..
City Psalms was Benjamin Zephaniah's first collection from Bloodaxe back
in 1992. It includes some..
A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken
writing about music in ne..
Ambalavaner Sivanandan was one of Britain's most influential radical
thinkers. As Director of the ..
From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return
to Garden Heights with the ..
Following on from Giant Steps, comes the second installment in Kenny
Mathieson's series of jazz hi..
Living on the South Crongton council estate has its
worries - and life for McKay has been even tou..
'So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his
anguish and his guilt were comp..
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be
Feminists comes a powerful new sta..
Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed
everything. Twelve chapters take yo..
When Laurie Cunningham played for England in an under-21s match against
Scotland in 1977, he becam..
A gripping heart-in-your-mouth adventure told by Eve, a Tudor girl
who sets out on a dangerou..
This is a comprehensive biography of a brilliant musician and his lover
who forever shaped the cou..
What is the relationship between poetry and social change? Standing at
the forefront of political ..
When he died suddenly at the age of twenty-six, Otis Redding (1941-1967)
was the conscience of a n..
Marshall Sarjeant is born at the beginning of the 20th century in
Paradise, Jamaica. As a young ma..
Mind-boggling discography devoted to the Jamaican releases of
Prince Buster's productions from 196..
East of Acre Lane is the fast-paced and razor sharp story of a young man
trying to do the right th..
This study of popular protest and resistance in Ethiopia focuses on
three important peasant-based ..
The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was
longlisted for the Orange ..
In the moving and compelling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, a
young man's life is completely..
This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart
Hall: writer, thinker and..
Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet. although
difficult to categorise, F..
Plastered over t-shirts and tote bags, the word 'feminist' has entered
the mainstream and is fast ..
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a Caribbean and African psychiatrist,
philosopher and revolutionary w..
Winner of the Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2019!"Filled with
humour, compassion and ho..
In these essays, interviews and speeches, Angela Y. Davis illuminates
connections between struggle..
From Bobby to Babylon,
originally published in 1988, brings together a series of articles and
FROM JAZZ FUNK & FUSION TO ACID JAZZ: The History Of The UK Jazz
Dance Sceneby Mark ‘Snowboy’ ..
Just what do you do with talent from the wrong side of town? Benjamin
Zephaniah draws on his own e..
Maya Angelou's volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents
and resilience of this extr..
Giant Steps examines the most important figures in the creation of
modern jazz, detailing the emer..
Gil Scott-Heron: a
father & son story, is about professional footballer, Gil Heron, who
When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept
into a passionate love affair..
This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told.
How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap
group brought jazz into the genre..
In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives
the last day of his life, ..
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a
heartbreaking, exquisitely writte..
Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a
Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an Amer..
In 1969, among Harlem's Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader
King Curtis, soul singers Ar..
The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time I..
From 1973 to 1988, Race Today, the journal of the revolutionary Race
Today Collective was at the e..
HOLD TIGHT is the book that kick started the 'Grime Library'. Bursting
into bookshops in July 2017..
Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival
recordings and memoirs by the w..
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