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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X (English, Paperback) Malcolm X

    The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population

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  • Black and British by David Olusoga
    Black and British (English, Paperback) David Olusoga

    A story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars.

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  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
    Citizen (English, Paperback) Claudia Rankine

    Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2015 and National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2015, this book examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others.

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  • Assata by Assata Shakur
    Assata (English, Paperback) Assata Shakur

    In her own words, the incredible story of one of the greatest living revolutionaries.

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  • The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava
    The Sweet Flypaper of Life (English, Paperback) Roy DeCarava, Langston Hughes $16.31 $24.95
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  • Burgerz by Travis Alabanza
    Burgerz (English, Paperback) Travis Alabanza

    Performance artist Travis Alabanza presents BURGERZ, an exploration of how the trans body is received, examined and dissected in public.

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  • Back to Black by Kehinde Andrews
    Back to Black (English, Hardback) Kehinde Andrews

    One of Britain's most highly acclaimed Black educators presents the history of Black radicalism, reclaiming it for the twenty-first century.

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  • Staying Power by Peter Fryer
    Staying Power (English, Paperback) Peter Fryer

    The classic history of black people in Britain, an epic story that spans the Roman conquest to the present day.

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  • Planting Gardens in Graves II by R. H. Sin
    Planting Gardens in Graves II (English, Paperback) R. H. Sin

    From the beloved author of Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel comes the second volume in his newest series.

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  • On the Run by Alice Goffman
    On the Run (English, Paperback) Alice Goffman

    War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. The author introduces you to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance.

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  • The Fire Now by Azeezat Johnson
    The Fire Now (English, Paperback) Azeezat Johnson

    Bringing together some of the UK's leading scholars on race, this collection reframes anti-racist scholarship and activism for a new era by contributing a much-needed British angle to the US-led body of work on whiteness, anti-racist education, black queer studies and intersectionality.

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  • The Black Atlantic by Paul Gilroy
    The Black Atlantic (English, Paperback) Paul Gilroy

    An account of the location of black intellectuals in the modern world following the end of racial slavery. The lives and writings of key African Americans such as Martin Delany, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglas and Richard Wright are examined in the light of their experiences in Europe and Africa.

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  • Precolonial Black Africa by Cheikh Anta Diop
    Precolonial Black Africa (Multiple languages, Paperback) Cheikh Anta Diop

    This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.

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  • Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    Autobiography of Malcolm X (English, Paperback) Malcolm X

    They called him the 'angriest black man in America' ...Malcolm X inspired many people in the United States. This autobiography, tells of a young, disenfranchised man whose descent into drug addition, robbery and prison was only reversed by his belief in the rights struggle for black America, and his conversion to the Nation of Islam.

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  • Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks
    Automating Inequality (English, Hardback) Virginia Eubanks

    A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination-and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity.

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  • The Banjo by Laurent Dubois
    The Banjo (English, Hardback) Laurent Dubois

    American slaves drew on memories of African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life, and its unmistakable sound remains versatile and enduring today, Laurent Dubois shows.

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  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (English, Hardback) Reni Eddo-Lodge

    "This is a book that was begging to be written . . . Essential." --Marlon James

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  • Stolen Life by Fred Moten
    Stolen Life (English, Paperback) Fred Moten

    In Stolen Life-the second volume in his landmark trilogy consent not to be a single being-Fred Moten engages with the work of thinkers ranging from Kant to Saidiya Hartman, undertaking an expansive exploration of blackness as it relates to black life and the collective refusal of social death.

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  • The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison
    The Origin of Others (English, Hardback) Toni Morrison

    What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America's foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.

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  • Thinking Black by Rob Waters
    Thinking Black (English, Paperback) Rob Waters

    It was a common charge among black radicals in the 1960s that Britons needed to start "thinking black." As state and society consolidated around a revived politics of whiteness, "thinking black," they felt, was necessary for all who sought to build a liberated future out of Britain's imperial past.In Thinking Black, Rob Waters reveals black radical Britain's wide cultural-political formation,...

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