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0140182756
Paperback:The fire next time:2004 Paperback
Author: Baldwin, James
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: General adult
Title series: Penguin twentieth-century classics
89 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0198709870
Paperback:Incidents in the life of a slave girl:2015 Paperback
Author: Jacobs, Harriet A.
Editor: Ellis, R. J.
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Harriet Jacobs's slave narrative is remarkable for its candid exposure of the sexual abuse suffered by slaves at the hands of their owners. Her sufferings, and eventual escape to the North, are described in vivid detail. General adult
Title series: Oxford world's classics
304 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008368031
Paperback:Barracoon, the story of the last slave:2019:Revised and updated [edition] Paperback
Author: Hurston, Zora Neale
Editor: Plant, Deborah G.
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Revised and updated [edition]
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: HQ
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: New York: Amistad, 2018 In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, to interview 95-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. General adult
xxx, 210 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007542720
Paperback:Belle, the true story of Dido Belle:2014 Paperback
Author: Byrne, Paula
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in This title presents the extraordinary true story behind the film 'Belle'. Dido Belle appears, in her famous portrait alongside her 'sister' and companion Lady Elizabeth Murray, a vision of aristocratic virtue. But she was no normal 18th-century lady, and this was no common painting. Adopted and raised by Lord Mansfield - one of the most powerful men of the day - her mixed race and illegitimacy became the controversy of English high society. General adult
x, 292 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008306303
Paperback:Slay in your lane, the black girl bible:2019 Paperback
Author: Adegoke, Yomi
Author: Uviebinené, Elizabeth
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: 4th Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Black women in 2018 are well past making waves - they're currently creating something of a tsunami. From authors to politicians, to entrepreneurs to artists, black women in the UK continue to thrive against all odds and well outside of the world's expectations. This inspirational, honest and provocative book explores how black British women - including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP - have achieved success in their respective fields. General adult
xiii, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008201323
Paperback:Hidden figures, the untold story of the African American women who helped win the space race:2017 Paperback
Author: Lee Shetterly, Margot
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Science
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space programme. General adult
xviii, 346 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241351294
Paperback:Lady sings the blues:2018 Paperback
Author: Holiday, Billie
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Music, Stage and Screen
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'I've been told that no one sings the word 'hunger' like I do. Or the word 'love''. This is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out concert halls, her love affairs, her wildly creative friends, her struggles with addiction and her adventures in love. General adult
240 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241334004
Paperback:Notes of a native son:2017 Paperback
Author: Baldwin, James
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Essay
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in 'Notes of a Native Son' capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America - from life in Harlem, to the protest novel, movies, and the experience of African Americans abroad - and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. This book inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the 20th century and it is the book that established Baldwin's voice as a social critic. In an age of Black Lives Matter, Baldwin's essays are as powerful today as when they were first written. General adult
208 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241351081
Paperback:Zami, a new spelling of my name:2018 Paperback
Author: Lorde, Audre
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: A little black girl opens her eyes in 1930s Harlem. Around her, a heady swirl of passers-by, car horns, kerosene lamps, the stock market falling, fried bananas, tales of her parents' native Grenada. She trudges to public school along snowy sidewalks, and finds she is tongue-tied, legally blind, left behind by her older sisters. On she stumbles through teenage hardships - suicide, abortion, hunger, a Christmas spent alone - until she emerges into happiness: an oasis of friendship in Washington Heights, an affair in a dirty factory in Connecticut, and, finally, a journey down to the heat of Mexico, discovering sex, tenderness, and suppers of hot tamales and cold milk. This is Audre Lorde's story. It is a rapturous, life-affirming tale of independence, love, work, strength, sexuality and change, rich with poetry and fierce emotional power. General adult
Title series: Penguin modern classics
256 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141986670
Paperback:I am not your negro:2017 Paperback
Author: Baldwin, James
Editor: Peck, Raoul
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Published outside the British Isles In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. Now 'I Am Not Your Negro' imagines the book Baldwin never wrote, using his original words to create a radical, powerful and poetic work on race in the United States - then, and today. General adult
Title series: Penguin classics
xxi, 118 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141990678
Paperback:The new Jim Crow, mass incarceration in the age of colourblindness:2019:[New] edition Paperback
Author: Alexander, Michelle
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: True Crime
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New] edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This edition originally published: 2012 Published outside the British Isles In a bold and innovative argument, Michelle Alexander, a rising legal star, shows readers how the mass incarceration of a disproportionate number of black men amounts to a devastating system of racial control in the US. Tertiary
xiii, 312 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0142437166
Paperback:The interesting narrative and other writings:2003:Revised ed Paperback
Author: Equiano, Olaudah
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Revised ed
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Title series: Penguin classics
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0141984759
Paperback:Familiar stranger, a life between two islands:2018 Paperback
Author: Hall, Stuart
Author: Schwarz, Bill
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: "An Allen Lane book"--Back cover Published outside the British Isles Stuart Hall grew up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jamaica, still then a British colony. He found himself caught between two worlds: the stiflingly respectable middle class in Kingston, who, in their habits and ambitions, measured themselves against the white planter elite; and working-class and peasant Jamaica, neglected and grindingly poor, though rich in culture, music and history. But as colonial rule was challenged, things began to change in Kingston and across the world. When, in 1951, a scholarship took him across the Atlantic to Oxford University, Hall encountered other Caribbean writers and thinkers, from Sam Selvon and George Lamming to V.S. Naipaul. He also forged friendships with the likes of Raymond Williams and E.P. Thompson, with whom he worked in the formidable political movement, the New Left. Tertiary
xvi, 301 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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014198614X
Paperback:They can't kill us all, the story of Black Lives Matter:2017 Paperback
Author: Lowery, Wesley
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles "An Allen Lane book"--Back cover In over a year of on-the-ground reportage, 'Washington Post' writer Wesley Lowery travelled across the US to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the scale of the response to Michael Brown's death and understand the magnitude of the problem police violence represents, Lowery conducted interviews with the families of victims of police brutality, as well as with local activists working to stop it. Lowery investigates the effect of decades of racially biased policing n segregated neighbourhoods with failing schools, constant discrimination, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Offering a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, 'They Can't Kill Us All' demonstrates that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. General adult
248 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0143106708
Paperback:Twelve years a slave:2012 Paperback
Author: Northup, Solomon
Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation, and during this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. This is his detailed description of slave life and plantation society. General adult
Title series: Penguin classics
288 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0143106813
Paperback:The portable Frederick Douglass:2016 Paperback
Author: Douglass, Frederick
Editor: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Editor: Stauffer, John
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: A newly edited collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader. The life of Frederick Douglass is nothing less than the history of America in the 19th century from slavery to reconstruction. His influence was felt in the political sphere, major social movements, literary culture, and even international affairs. His resounding words tell not only his own remarkable story, but also that of a burgeoning nation forced to reckon with its tremulous moral ground. This compact volume offers a full course on a necessary historical figure, giving voice once again to a man whose guiding words are needed now as urgently as ever. General adult
544 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0143106821
Paperback:The light of truth:2014 Paperback
Author: Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
Editor: Bay, Mia
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Crime & police work
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Through social analysis, Ida Wells exposed lynching as part of a larger framework of subjugation in which white people used violence as a deliberate tactic to combat black economic progress in the southern USA. Wells established herself as an advocate for social justice and human dignity by combining irrefutable evidence with deeply personal emotional appeal. In this collection, Wells's anti-lynching crusade comes alive. Tertiary
368 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0199552398
Paperback:Up from slavery:2008 Paperback
Author: Washington, Booker T.
Author: Andrews, William L.
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: The life of ex-slave Booker T. Washington embodied the legendary rise of the American self-made man, and his autobiography gave prominence for the first time to the voice of a group which had to pull itself up from extreme adversity. This book places Washington's achievement in its historical context. General adult
Title series: Oxford world's classics
240 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141977663
Paperback:A fistful of shells, West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution:2020 Paperback
Author: Green, Toby
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late nineteenth century, Africa had already been globally connected for many centuries. It's gold had fuelled the economies of Europe and Islamic world since around 1000, and its sophisticated kingdoms had traded with Europeans along the coasts from Senegal down to Angola since the fifteenth century. Until at least 1650, this was a trade of equals, using a variety of currencies - most importantly shells: the cowrie shells imported from the Maldives, and the nzimbu shells imported from Brazil. Toby Green's book transforms our view of West and West-Central Africa. General adult
xxxix, 613 pages, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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014118678X
Paperback:Another day of life:2001 Paperback
Author: Kapuscinski, Ryszard
Year: 2001
Language: English, Polish
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: U.S.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; London: Pan, 1987 In 1975 Kapuscinski flew into Luanda in Angola, to cover the murderous civil war that had broken out after independence. This book is a record of his experiences there, of a city and a country that seemed to have taken leave of the world. General adult Translation of: Jeszcze dzien zycia
Title series: Modern classics
148p., map ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141184140
Paperback:The fight:2000 Paperback
Author: Mailer, Norman
Year: 2000
Language: English
Interest category: Sport
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the story of the world heavyweight championship fight between George Foreman and Muhammed Ali in 1975. As the weeks to the fight ticked away, Ali's preparation was sluggish and his attitude fatalistic, in contrast to the confident Foreman. General adult
Title series: Penguin classics
239p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099501457
Paperback:Negro with a hat, the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey:2009 Paperback
Author: Grant, Colin
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: At one time during the first half of the 20th century, Marcus Mosiah Garvey was the most famous black man on the planet. In August 1920, he masterminded the first International Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World. This book tells his story. General adult
xiv, 530 p., [16] p. of plates, ill., ports. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099493098
Paperback:Unbowed, a memoir:2008 Paperback
Author: Maathai, Wangari
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow
Resource type: Physical
Note: Born in the Aberdare Mountains in Kenya in 1940, Maathai grew up in a close-knit Kikuyu community where food, fresh water and fuel were plentiful. As postwar colonialism brought with it European crops and farming methods, the environmental balance was disrupted. This title talks about one womans struggle to save the trees. General adult
xvii, 314 p., [16] p. of plates, ill., ports. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099552396
Paperback:Bageye at the wheel, a 1970s childhood in suburbia:2013 Paperback
Author: Grant, Colin
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this memoir Colin Grant looks at his father through the eyes of his ten-year old self. General adult
280 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099536072
Paperback:Rough crossings, Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution:2009 Paperback
Author: Schama, Simon
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
544 (Pbk)
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