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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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0140437495
Paperback:The history of Mary Prince:2000 Paperback
Author: Prince, Mary
Author: Salih, Sara
Year: 2000
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mary Prince recounts the agonies of forcible separation from her family, the brutality at the hands of various 'owners' and her attempts to find justice through the Anti-Slavery Society in England. Published at a time when debates about the abolition of slavery were raging, her testament gained immediate notoriety and ran into three editions in the year of its publication. Last published in hardback (0862681927) in 1987.
Title series: Penguin classics
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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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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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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
xi, 391 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 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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0099595842
Paperback:Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass:2015 Paperback
Author: Douglass, Frederick
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Resource type: Physical
Note: The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart wrenching history. However, he was able to overcome everything that bound a slave to his life and became a leading spokesman for his people. In this first of his three autobiographies, Douglass relates graphic descriptions of his childhood, his shocking experiences as a slave, and his thrilling escape from slavery to safety in the North and his pivotal freedom. Tertiary
128 pages ; 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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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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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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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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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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