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..
Originally published in England in 1938 (the same year as his magnum opus The Black Jacobins)
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..
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..
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..
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..
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He
is a young executive, and..
And Still I Rise is made up of 32 short poems, divided into three
parts. The poems' themes focus o..
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..
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..
AS ByattIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end,
Sethe is haunted by the v..
Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of
the essential composers in ..
Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959,
Billie Holiday became a legenda..
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..
crowd of onlookers gawked from the sidewalk as four young black men
dressed in black leather j..
Not yet printed, 24 Sept 2020. Preorder here.'Fanon is our contemporary ... In clear language, in wo..
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..
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..
Ambalavaner Sivanandan was one of Britain's most influential radical
thinkers. As Director of the ..
Following on from Giant Steps, comes the second installment in Kenny
Mathieson's series of jazz hi..
'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 ..
Mind-boggling discography devoted to the Jamaican releases of
Prince Buster's productions from 196..
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..
Just what do you do with talent from the wrong side of town? Benjamin
Zephaniah draws on his own e..
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..
Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival
recordings and memoirs by the w..
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold
into slavery; one a slave t..
The UK government proudly calls the aim of its immigration policy to be
the creation of a "hostile..
The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary
film. In June 1979, the wri..
Maya Angelou's debut memoir has become an classic beloved worldwide. Her
six volumes of autobiogra..
The inspiration for the new film from Oscar award-winning director Barry
Jenkins 'Achingly beautif..
Robert Jones is a crew leader in a naval shipyard in Los Angeles in the
1940s. He should have a lo..
"The trial of Angela Davis is remembered as one of America's most
historic political trials, and n..
He was the Wicked Wilson Pickett, the legendary soul man whose
forty-plus hits included "In the Mi..
In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's.
By 1947, ..
'One of the most important females in British music of my lifetime.'
Colin Murray Lead singer of ..
Jazz blazes with an intensity more usually found in tragic poetry of the
past.... Morrison's voice..
Katherine Johnson: teacher, mathematician, trailblazer.
Award-winning children's author, L..
The Pool In 1976, Dana dreams of being a writer. In 1815, she is assumed
a slave. When Dana firs..
Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure of the novel,
Anthony Joseph gets to th..
'A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday'
Craig Brown"I've been told ..
An incredible, meticulous reference documenting the massive
musical output by the pioneering regga..
'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'This landmark
missive from one of the great..
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her,
Letter to my Daughter reveals May..
Lick It Back is the story of Bob Marley's extraordinary career
told through his Jamaican vinyl rel..
When Shawn, the beloved
big brother of 15-year-old Will, is shot dead, Will is ready to follow
The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers -
to rebuild, to fill the fac..
A woman ahead of her time, Lucy Parsons was an early American radical
who defied all the conventio..
Freedom fighter, fugitive, celebrated prisoner, president: the hero of a
nation. Nelson Mandela wa..
Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles in the
mountains, summoned new societies i..
Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege
within themselves so that th..
In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of
musical pioneers such as Aretha ..
James's novel has been acclaimed as ""a ground-breaking example of
regional social realism"" and a..
Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England.
Moses, a Trinidadian who ..
A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation featuring David
Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne B..
Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born
and bred in Antigua, he's..
Not yet printed - 28 Jan 2021. Pre order here.Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spendi..
Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First CollectionThis debut
collection is the modern poe..
How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it
keep it a secret? This stor..
My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a
superstar singer and actor who wa..
Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like
blankers!'Sephy is a Cross: s..
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