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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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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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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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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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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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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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1447211367
Paperback:Bury the chains:2012 Paperback
Author: Hochschild, Adam
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the story of a handful of men, led by Thomas Clarkson, who defied the slave trade and ignited the first human rights movement. Beginning in 1788, a group of Abolitionists moved the cause of anti-slavery from the floor of Parliament to the homes of 300,000 people boycotting Caribbean sugar, and gave a platform to freed slaves. General adult
480 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472261917
Paperback:Mother Country, real stories of the Windrush children:2019 Paperback
Editor: Brinkhurst-Cuff, Charlie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline
Resource type: Physical
Note: Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to build a new life. 70 years on, this remarkable book explores the reality of the Windrush experience. It is an honest, eye-opening, funny, moving and ultimately inspiring celebration of the lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people. General adult
xxx, 290 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1526605767
Paperback:Heavy, an American memoir:2019 Paperback
Author: Laymon, Kiese
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: What does the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies and deception do to a black body, a black family and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse? In 'Heavy', Laymon writes about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his career as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, abuse, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing and ultimately gambling. General adult
xi, 241 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1529039851
Paperback:The lamplighter:2020 Paperback
Author: Kay, Jackie
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Literature
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Drama
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Lamplighter' by Jackie Kay is a groundbreaking lyrical drama that explores the heart of British slave trade through the experiences of four unforgettable women. General adult
96 pages ; 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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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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1780336578
Paperback:The last slave market:2012 Paperback
Author: Hazell, Alastair
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Constable
Resource type: Physical
Note: This title brings John Kirk's years in Zanzibar to life. The horrors of the overland passage from the interior, and the Zanzibar slave market itself, are vividly described, together with Kirk's final, bitter conflict with Dr Livingstone, who blamed Kirk for his own failings. General adult
369 p., [8] p. of plates, ill., maps, ports. ; 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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1844080080
Paperback:Desert dawn:2004 Paperback
Author: Dirie, Waris
Author: D'Haem, Jeanne
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Waris Dirie was born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia and told the story of her escape from there in 'Desert Flower'. Here she traces the roots of her courage, humour and resilience back to her home and in particular her mother. General adult
226 p., [4] p. of plates, ill. (chiefly col.), geneal. table, maps, ports. (chiefly col.) ; 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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Paperback:Unforgivable blackness, the rise and fall of Jack Johnson:2015 Paperback
Author: Ward, Geoffrey C.
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Sport
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion in history who became one of the most controversial figures of his age. Ward brings to life the real Jack, a character far more complex than the newspaper headlines could ever convey. General adult
xiii, 492 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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