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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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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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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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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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0349012210
Paperback:Dust tracks on a road:2019 Paperback
Author: Hurston, Zora Neale
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, 'Dust Tracks on a Road' is Zora Neale Hurston's candid, exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. General adult
Title series: Virago modern classics
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1447289552
Paperback:King of the world, Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero:2015:[New] edition Paperback
Author: Remnick, David
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New] edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: New York: Random House, 1998 This literate, intelligent evocation of the great heavyweight champion and 20th century icon, concentrates on Ali's early career, when he was still fighting as Cassius Clay. More than a biography, this is a study of the rise of the black voice. General adult
Title series: Picador classic
xxv, 329 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1529118522
Paperback:Rise up, the `Merky story so far:2019 Paperback
Author: Stormzy
Author: Dennis, Kaylum
Author: Yawson, Jude
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Music, Stage and Screen
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: `Merky Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: In three years Stormzy has risen from one of the most promising musicians of his generation to a spokesperson for a generation. 'Rise Up' is the story of how he got there. It's a story about faith and the ideas worth fighting for. It's about knowing where you're from, and where you're going. It's about following your dreams without compromising who you are. General adult
231 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1529118549
Paperback:Taking up space, the black girl's manifesto for change:2020:[New] edition Paperback
Author: Kwakye, Chelsea
Author: Ogunbiyi, Ore
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New] edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: `Merky Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2019 As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, two recent Cambridge graduates, wrote 'Taking Up Space' as a guide and a manifesto for change: tackling issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism and life before and after university. General adult
xv, 310 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0750990821
Paperback:Black poppies, Britain's black community and the Great War:2019:[Updated] edition Paperback
Author: Bourne, Stephen
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [Updated] edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: The History Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2014 In 1914 there were at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage, fiercely loyal to their mother country. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army during the First World War, men managed to join all branches of the armed forces and black communities made a vital contribution, both on the front and at home. By 1918 it is estimated that the black population had trebled to 30,000, and after the war many black soldiers who had fought for Britain decided to make it their home. 'Black Poppies' explores the military and civilian wartime experiences of these men and of women, from the trenches to the music hall. General adult
254 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784708127
Paperback:Cuz:2018 Paperback
Cuz
Author: Allen, Danielle S.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Aged 15 and living in LA, Michael Allen was arrested for a botched carjacking. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to thirteen years behind bars. After growing up in prison Michael was then released aged 26, only to be murdered three years later. In this deeply personal yet clear-eyed memoir, Danielle Allen reconstructs her cousin's life to try and understand how this tragedy was the end result. We become intimate with Michael's experience, from his first steps to his first love, and with the events of his arrest, his coming of age in prison, and his attempts to make up for lost time after his release. We learn what it's like to grow up in a city carved up by invisible gang borders; and we learn how a generation has been lost. With breathtaking bravery and intelligence, 'Cuz' circles around its subject, viewing it from all angles to expose a shocking reality. General adult
243 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1788730038
Paperback:Algiers, third world capital, freedom fighters, revolutionaries, Black Panthers:2019 Paperback
Author: Mokhtefi, Elaine
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: Following the Algerian war for independence and the defeat of France in 1962, Algiers became the liberation capital of the Third World. Here, Elaine Mokhtefi, who as a young American woman had become involved in the struggle and worked with leaders of the Algerian Revolution, including Frantz Fanon, found a home. As a journalist and translator, she lived among guerrillas, revolutionaries, exiles and visionaries and was even present in the making of the groundbreaking film 'The Battle of Algiers'. She was instrumental in the establishment of the International Section of the Black Panther Party in Algiers and was close at hand as the group became involved in intrigue, murder and international hijackings. She travelled for and with the Panthers and organised Cleaver's clandestine departure for France. This title is an unforgettable story of an era of passion and promise. General adult
256 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1786890259
Paperback:The last holiday, a memoir:2017 Paperback
Author: Scott-Heron, Gil
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Music, Stage and Screen
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Last Holiday' tells the story of Stevie Wonder's 41-city tour of North America. The purpose of the tour was to lobby for Dr King's birthday to be officially made into a national holiday. General adult
Title series: The canons
319 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1786992779
Paperback:Back to Black, Black radicalism for the 21st century:2019 Paperback
Author: Andrews, Kehinde
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Zed Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: One of Britain's most highly acclaimed Black educators presents the history of Black radicalism, reclaiming it for the 21st century. Tertiary
Title series: Blackness in Britain
360 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1789141958
Paperback:Langston Hughes:2020 Paperback
Author: Miller, W. Jason
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists. One of the pioneers of jazz poetry, Hughes led the Harlem Renaissance, while Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked Hughes's signature metaphor of dreaming in his speeches. In this new biography, W. Jason Miller illuminates Hughes's status as an international literary figure through a compelling look at the relationship between his extraordinary life and his canonical works. General adult
Title series: Critical lives
223 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0753548690
Paperback:I can't breathe, the killing that started a movement:2018 Paperback
Author: Taibbi, Matt
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: True Crime
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: WH Allen
Resource type: Physical
Note: The incredible story of the death of Eric Garner, the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement and the new fault lines of race, protest, policing and the power of the people. On July 17, 2014, a 43-year-old black man named Eric Garner died in New York after a police officer put him in a 'chokehold' during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions - his agonised last words, 'I can't breathe', becoming a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement. General adult
xii, 322 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141185430
Paperback:The autobiography of Malcolm X:2001:[New ed.] Paperback
Author: X, Malcolm
Author: Haley, Alex
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.]
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Written shortly before his assassination in 1965, this autobiography of Malcolm X traces his life from its violent beginnings in the Harlem Ghetto to his becoming one of the most important political figures of his time, and an icon in ours. General adult
Title series: Penguin classics
512p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1786893053
Paperback:When they call you a terrorist, a Black Lives Matter memoir:2019 Paperback
Author: Khan-Cullors, Patrisse
Author: Bandele, Asha
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a powerful poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors's story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. General adult
272 pages (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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1786076519
Paperback:On the other side of freedom, race and justice in a divided America:2019 Paperback
Author: Mckesson, DeRay
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld
Resource type: Physical
Note: Five years ago, DeRay Mckesson quit his job as a school teacher, moved to Ferguson, Missouri, and spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist, helping to bring the Black Lives Matter movement into being. Even when the police made it illegal to stand still, they refused to back down. Now, in his first book, Mckesson lays down the intellectual, pragmatic, and political framework for a new liberation movement. Honest, courageous, and imaginative, 'On the Other Side of Freedom' is a work brimming with hope. Drawing on his own experiences - of growing up without his mother, with a father in recovery, of having a house burn down and a bully chase him home from school, of pacifying a traffic cop at gunpoint, of determined activism on the streets and in the White House - Mckesson asks us to imagine the best of what is possible. General adult
xiv, 220 pages ; 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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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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0349700567
Paperback:Black, listed:2019 Paperback
Author: Boakye, Jeffrey
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Dialogue Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Who is a roadman really? What's wrong with calling someone a 'lighty'? Why do people think black guys are cool? These are just some of the questions being wrestled with in 'Black, Listed', an exploration of 21st century black identity told through a list of insults, insights, and everything in-between. Taking a panoramic look at global black history, interrogating both contemporary and historical culture, 'Black, Listed' investigates the ways in which black communities (and individuals) have been represented, oppressed, mimicked, celebrated, and othered. Part historical study, part autobiographical musing, part pop culture vivisection, it's a comprehensive attempt to make sense of blackness from the vantage point of the hilarious and insightful psyche of Jeffrey Boakye. General adult
403 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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178965047X
Paperback:Notes from Africa, a musical journey with Youssou N'Dour:2019 Paperback
Author: Cathcart, Jenny
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Music, Stage and Screen
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Unbound Digital
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Notes from Africa' traces the rise of popular music on the continent - beginning in the 1980s when the term 'world music' was coined as a marketing label and African musicians, notably Youssou N'Dour and his contemporaries, began to appear on the international stage. This book explains the musical styles that developed from the 1960s, when many African countries gained their independence. It covers developments in music and society in Senegal, in West Africa and around the continent during the post-independence years and right up to the present day. Jenny Cathcart, drawing on her personal experience in Senegal and her work alongside Youssou N'Dour, offers stories and portraits of daily life in Africa. General adult
1 volume ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0553816462
Paperback:The soul of a butterfly, reflections on life's journey:2005 Paperback
Author: Ali, Muhammad
Author: Ali, Hana
Author: Bingham, Howard L.
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Sport
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this spiritual memoir, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by, and talks about his life and the many battles he has won and lost, both inside and outside the ring. Now retired from boxing and working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he explains his world view. Originally published: 2003
209p, ill. (pbk)
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1408892588
Paperback:The fire this time, a new generation speaks about race:2019 Paperback
Editor: Ward, Jesmyn
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: A timely and ground-breaking collection of essays and poems about race in America from some of its most unique and powerful voices. In this anthology, Jesmyn Ward brings together the most important voices of a new generation. More than 50 years ago, James Baldwin wrote, in 'The Fire Next Time', that 'the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon'; now, responding to both Baldwin's words and the new tragedies of our day, 18 influential thinkers wrestle with the past, present and future of American race relations and the black experience. General adult
viii, 226 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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