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  • Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Between The World And Me (English, Paperback) Ta-Nehisi Coates

    In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (the abolition of slavery), the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one. It is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and...

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  • Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Tuhiwai Smith
    Decolonizing Methodologies (English, Paperback) Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    An essential text that critically examines the basis of Western research, and the positioning of the indigenous as 'Other.'

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  • Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America by Vivek Bald
    Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (English, Paperback) Vivek Bald

    Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for "Oriental goods" took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's boardwalks to the segregated South. Bald's history reveals cross-racial affinities below the surface of early twentieth-century America.

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  • The Islandman by Tomas O'Crohan
    The Islandman (Multiple languages, Paperback) Tomas O'Crohan

    Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1856 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world.

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  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
    Living a Feminist Life (English, Paperback) Sara Ahmed

    Showing how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist, Sara Ahmed highlights the ties between feminist theory and living a life that sustains it by building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship and discussing the figure of the feminist killjoy.

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  • Orientalism by Edward W. Said
    Orientalism (English, Paperback) Edward W. Said

    Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

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  • The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava
    The Sweet Flypaper of Life (English, Paperback) Roy DeCarava, Langston Hughes $18.92 $24.95
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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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  • In the Wake by Christina Elizabeth Sharpe
    In the Wake (English, Paperback) Christina Elizabeth Sharpe

    Using the multiple meanings of "wake" to illustrate the ways Black lives are determined by slavery's afterlives, Christina Sharpe weaves personal experiences with readings of literary and artistic representations of Black life and death to examine what survives in the face of insistent violence and the possibilities for resistance.

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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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  • Decolonising the University by Gurminder K. Bhambra
    Decolonising the University (English, Paperback) Gurminder K. Bhambra

    Understanding and transforming the universities' colonial foundations.

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  • Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
    Praise Song for the Butterflies (English, Hardback) Bernice L. McFadden $23.25
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  • An Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    An Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States (English, Paperback) Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award...

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  • Philosophy And Opinions Of Marcus Garvey by Amy Jacques Garvey
    Philosophy And Opinions Of Marcus Garvey (English, Paperback) Amy Jacques Garvey

    The most famous collection of Garvey's speeches and essays in a special centennial edition.

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  • Tending the Wild by M. Kat Anderson
    Tending the Wild (English, Paperback) M. Kat Anderson

    Demonstrates, what John Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers carpeting the Central Valley were the fertile gardens of the Sierra Miwok and Valley Yokuts Indians, modified and made productive by centuries of harvesting, tilling, sowing, pruning, and burning.

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  • The Black Pacific by Robbie Shilliam
    The Black Pacific (English, Paperback) Robbie Shilliam

    Why have the struggles of the African Diaspora so resonated with South Pacific people? How have Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha activists incorporated the ideologies of the African diaspora into their struggle against colonial rule and racism, and their pursuit of social justice? ...

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  • Terrorist Assemblages by Jasbir K. Puar
    Terrorist Assemblages (English, Paperback) Jasbir K. Puar

    In this tenth anniversary expanded edition of Jasbir K. Puar's pathbreaking book-which features a new preface by Tavia Nyong'o and a new postscript by the author-Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism.

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  • Listening to Images by Tina M. Campt
    Listening to Images (English, Paperback) Tina M. Campt

    Tina M. Campt explores a way of listening to photography by engaging with lost archives of state identification photographs of Afro-diasporan people taken between the late 1800s and the present, showing how to hear the quiet refusal emanating from these photos originally intended to dehumanize and police their subjects.

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  • Accounting for Slavery by Caitlin Rosenthal
    Accounting for Slavery (English, Hardback) Caitlin Rosenthal

    Caitlin Rosenthal explores quantitative management practices on West Indian and Southern plantations, showing how planter-capitalists built sophisticated organizations and used complex accounting tools. By demonstrating that business innovation can be a byproduct of bondage Rosenthal further erodes the false boundary between capitalism and slavery.

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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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