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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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, 24 Sept 2020. Preorder here.'Fanon is our contemporary ... In clear language, in wo..

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave t..

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Hostile Environment : How Immigrants Become the Scapegoats - Maya Goodfellow

Hostile Environment : How Immigrants Become the Scapegoats - Maya Goodfellow

The UK government proudly calls the aim of its immigration policy to be the creation of a "hostile..

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I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin & Raoul Peck

I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin & Raoul Peck

The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film. In June 1979, the wri..

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's debut memoir has become an classic beloved worldwide. Her six volumes of autobiogra..

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If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin

The inspiration for the new film from Oscar award-winning director Barry Jenkins 'Achingly beautif..

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If He Hollers Let Him Go - Chester Himes & Jake Arnott

If He Hollers Let Him Go - Chester Himes & Jake Arnott

Robert Jones is a crew leader in a naval shipyard in Los Angeles in the 1940s. He should have a lo..

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If They Come in the Morning - Angela Davis

If They Come in the Morning - Angela Davis

"The trial of Angela Davis is remembered as one of America's most historic political trials, and n..

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In the Midnight Hour : The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett - Tony Fletcher

In the Midnight Hour : The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett - Tony Fletcher

He was the Wicked Wilson Pickett, the legendary soul man whose forty-plus hits included "In the Mi..

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Inglorious Empire : What the British Did to India - Shashi Tharoor

Inglorious Empire : What the British Did to India - Shashi Tharoor

In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, ..

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It Takes Blood and Guts- Skin & Lucy O'Brien

It Takes Blood and Guts- Skin & Lucy O'Brien

'One of the most important females in British music of my lifetime.' Colin Murray Lead singer of ..

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Jazz - Toni Morrison

Jazz - Toni Morrison

Jazz blazes with an intensity more usually found in tragic poetry of the past.... Morrison's voice..

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Katherine Johnson - Leila Rasheed

Katherine Johnson - Leila Rasheed

Katherine Johnson: teacher, mathematician, trailblazer. Award-winning children's author, L..

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Kindred : The ground-breaking masterpiece - Octavia E. Butler

Kindred : The ground-breaking masterpiece - Octavia E. Butler

The Pool In 1976, Dana dreams of being a writer. In 1815, she is assumed a slave. When Dana firs..

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Kitch : A fictional biography of a calypso icon - Anthony Joseph

Kitch : A fictional biography of a calypso icon - Anthony Joseph

Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure of the novel, Anthony Joseph gets to th..

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Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday

Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday

'A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday' Craig Brown"I've been told ..

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Lee Scratch Perry - Kiss Me Neck : The Scratch Story in Words, Pictures and Records - Jeremy Collingwood

Lee Scratch Perry - Kiss Me Neck : The Scratch Story in Words, Pictures and Records - Jeremy Collingwood

An incredible, meticulous reference documenting the massive musical output by the pioneering regga..

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Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King

Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King

'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'This landmark missive from one of the great..

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Letter To My Daughter  - Maya Angelou

Letter To My Daughter - Maya Angelou

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to my Daughter reveals May..

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Lick It Back: Bob Marley The Jamaican Vinyl Story - Jeremy Collingwood

Lick It Back: Bob Marley The Jamaican Vinyl Story - Jeremy Collingwood

Lick It Back is the story of Bob Marley's extraordinary career told through his Jamaican vinyl rel..

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Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds & Chris Priestley

Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds & Chris Priestley

When Shawn, the beloved big brother of 15-year-old Will, is shot dead, Will is ready to follow "..

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Lovers and Strangers : An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain - Clair Wills

Lovers and Strangers : An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain - Clair Wills

The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the fac..

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Lucy Parsons : American Revolutionary - Carolyn Ashbaugh

Lucy Parsons : American Revolutionary - Carolyn Ashbaugh

A woman ahead of her time, Lucy Parsons was an early American radical who defied all the conventio..

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Mandela, The Graphic Novel - Umlando Wezithombe

Mandela, The Graphic Novel - Umlando Wezithombe

Freedom fighter, fugitive, celebrated prisoner, president: the hero of a nation. Nelson Mandela wa..

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Maroon Comix -  Seth Tobocman, Mac McGill & Saul Quincy

Maroon Comix - Seth Tobocman, Mac McGill & Saul Quincy

Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles in the mountains, summoned new societies i..

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Me and White Supremacy : How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World - Layla Saad

Me and White Supremacy : How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World - Layla Saad

Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that th..

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Memphis 68 : The Tragedy of Southern Soul - Stuart Cosgrove

Memphis 68 : The Tragedy of Southern Soul - Stuart Cosgrove

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha ..

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Minty Alley - C.L.R. James

Minty Alley - C.L.R. James

James's novel has been acclaimed as ""a ground-breaking example of regional social realism"" and a..

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Moses Ascending - Sam Selvon

Moses Ascending - Sam Selvon

Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who ..

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Mother Country : Real Stories of the Windrush Children - Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Mother Country : Real Stories of the Windrush Children - Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation featuring David Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne B..

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Mr Loverman  - Bernardine Evaristo

Mr Loverman - Bernardine Evaristo

Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's..

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Mrs Death Misses Death - Salena Godden

Mrs Death Misses Death - Salena Godden

Not yet printed - 28 Jan 2021. Pre order here.Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spendi..

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My Darling from the Lions - Rachel Long

My Darling from the Lions - Rachel Long

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First CollectionThis debut collection is the modern poe..

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My Name Is Why - Lemn Sissay

My Name Is Why - Lemn Sissay

How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This stor..

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My Song : A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance - Harry Belafonte

My Song : A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance - Harry Belafonte

My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a superstar singer and actor who wa..

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Noughts & Crosses - Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses - Malorie Blackman

Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'Sephy is a Cross: s..

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