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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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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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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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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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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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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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0224092340
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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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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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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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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1529345502
Paperback:On her own ground, the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker:2020 Paperback
Author: Bundles, A'Lelia Perry
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: John Murray
Resource type: Physical
Note: Madam Walker was the first free-born child in her family, growing up in abject poverty in post-Civil War America. From humble beginnings, she overcame societal prejudice, family betrayals and epic business rivalries to pioneer cosmetics that revolutionised black hair care, build a beauty empire, and become one of the wealthiest self-made women in America. Not only an astute businesswoman, but a passionate activist and philanthropist, Madam Walker provided jobs and training for thousands of African American women across the country, and used her wealth to fight for equality. Drawn from research by her great-great-granddaughter, this book is a definitive biography of Madam Walker's inspirational life and an illuminating insight into the larger African American struggle in the early twentieth century. General adult
416 pages ; 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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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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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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178746170X
Paperback:Black klansman, race, hate, and the undercover investigation of lifetime:2018 Paperback
Author: Stallworth, Ron
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in When Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he'll receive a few brochures in the mail, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community. A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he'd never have to answer, 'Would you like to join our cause?' This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Ron answers the caller's question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. General adult
191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, 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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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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1789544491
Paperback:The world's war, forgotten soldiers of empire:2019 Paperback
Author: Olusoga, David
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: This title provides a unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic. Yet from the moment the guns fell silent the role of non-white soldiers in the 'Great War for Civilization' was forgotten and airbrushed out by later historians. 'The World's War' quotes extensively from soldiers' diaries and other eye-witness sources, bringing to life the searing experiences of the hundreds of thousands of non-white troops whose bravery contributed to the final Allied victory. General adult
xv, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 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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1844082512
Paperback:Desert children:2007 Paperback
Author: Dirie, Waris
Author: Milborn, Corinna
Year: 2007
Language: English, Undefined language
Interest category: Mind, Body and Spirit
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Through anecdote and stories, backed by shocking facts and figures, Waris Dirie reveals the truth of female genital mutilation, a practice that is currently being inflicted on thousands of young girls throughout Europe. General adult Translated into English
x, 237 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1912854791
Paperback:Just mercy, a story of justice and redemption:2020:[New edition] Paperback
Author: Stevenson, Bryan
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: True Crime
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Scribe
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Previous edition: 2014 Published outside the British Isles The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. One in every 15 people born there today is expected to go to prison. For black men this figure rises to 1 in 3. And Death Row is disproportionately black, too. Bryan Stevenson grew up poor in the racially segregated South. His innate sense of justice made him a brilliant young lawyer, and one of his first defendants was Walter McMillian, a black man sentenced to die for the murder of a white woman - a crime he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. At once an unforgettable account of an idealistic lawyer's coming of age and a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, 'Just Mercy' is an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. General adult
xiv, 351 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141987286
Paperback:Afropean, notes from black Europe:2020 Paperback
Author: Pitts, Johny
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Afropean' is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim. Johny Pitts visits the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots, all the while presenting Afropeans as lead actors in their own story. Tertiary
416 pages ; 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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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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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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