Books about race. Find powerful stories that explore the history and struggles of different races, as well as inspiring accounts of triumph and progress.

    Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the foundations of a movement [2022] paperback


    From the Author of WOMEN, RACE AND CLASS, this is a timely provocation that examines the concept of attaining freedom in light of our current world conflictsIn these newly collected...

    Emma Dabiri: What White People Can Do Next W2 [2021] paperback

    $8.00 – $12.00

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER'An absolute blockbuster of clear thinking and new angles...the most clear, alliance building, shame removing look at race. Emma is once-in-a generation clever' Caitlin...

    Capitalism and Slavery (Penguin Modern Classics) [2022] paperback


    'It's often said that books are compulsory reading, but this book really is compulsory. You cannot understand slavery, or British Empire, without it' Sathnam Sanghera Arguing that the slave trade...

    Edward W Said: Orientalism W3 [2003] paperback


    The seminal work that has redefined our understanding of colonialism and empire, with a preface by the author'Stimulating, elegant and pugnacious' Observer'Magisterial' Terry EagletonIn this highly-acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys...

    Ibram X. Kendi: How To Be an Antiracist: THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER [2019] hardback

    $16.00 – $25.00

    **THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER**NOT BEING RACIST IS NOT ENOUGH. WE HAVE TO BE ANTIRACIST. 'Transformative and revolutionary' ROBIN DIANGELO, author of White Fragility 'So vital' IJEOMA OLUO, author of So...

    Representation Matters: Becoming an anti-racist educator


    'A must-read for anyone genuinely committed to racial equity and representation.' Dr Muna Abdi, CEO, MA Consultancy Ltd.Representation Matters is the essential book for teachers looking to promote diversity and...

    Jo-Ann Archibald Q’Um Q’Um Xiiem: Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology [2022] paperback


    From Oceania to North America, indigenous peoples have created storytelling traditions of incredible depth and diversity. The term 'indigenous storywork' has come to encompass the sheer breadth of ways in...

    Frederick Douglass: Narrative of Frederick Douglass: A Narrative of the Life of an American Slave (Penguin Classics) [2014] paperback


    A new edition of the classic African American autobiography, now with with the inclusion of Douglass's other works.The pre-eminent American slave narrative published in 1845, the Narrative powerfully details the...

    Keith Kahn-Harris: Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity [2019] paperback


    How did antisemitism get so strange? How did hate become so clouded in controversy? And what does the strange hate of antisemitism tell us about racism and the politics of...

    Kevin Wynter: Critical Race Theory and Jordan Peele's Get Out (Film Theory in Practice) [2022] paperback


    This book provides a concise introduction to critical race theory and shows how this theory can be used to interpret Jordan Peele's Get Out. It surveys recent developments in critical...

    Robin Diangelo: Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm [2021] hardback


    Racism is not a simple matter of good people versus bad. In White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explained how racism is a system into which all white people are socialized. She...

    Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation


    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A fascinating exploration into the lives of three women ignored by history ... Eye-opening, engrossing'Brit Bennett, bestselling author of The Vanishing Half In her groundbreaking...

    Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair: Emma Dabiri [2020] paperback

    $9.00 – $15.00

    'Groundbreaking . . . a scintillating, intellectual investigation into black women and the very serious business of our hair, as it pertains to race, gender, social codes, tradition, culture, cosmology,...

    Obioma Ugoala: The Making of a Man (and why we're so afraid to talk about it) [2023] paperback


    A POWERFUL MEMOIR AND MANIFESTO CHALLENGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK MAN IN BRITAIN "A blisteringly honest take on contemporary Britishness that manages to be both nuanced and...

    Omer Aziz: Brown Boy [2023] hardback


    Brown Boy is an uncompromising interrogation of identity, family, religion, race, and class, told through Omer Aziz's incisive and luminous prose. In the early 2000s, Toronto, Omer Aziz's working-class neighbourhood...

    Laila Woozeer: Not Quite White [2023] paperback

    $7.00 – $15.00

    This is a story of belonging and not belonging, of not knowing if you exist and making sure that you do. This story is for ancestors and descendants, for the...

    Boyah J Farah: America Made Me a Black Man [2023] paperback


    A searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Black people in his adopted land, the...

    Sarah Churchwell: The Wrath To Come [2023] paperback


    The history America never wanted you to read. 'The narrative took my breath away' Philippe Sands 'An extraordinarily and shockingly powerful read' Peter Frankopan 'One of the must-reads of the...

    Hanif Abdurraqib: A Little Devil In America [2022] paperback


    **As featured on Barack Obama's Summer 2022 Reading List**Winner of the Gordon Burn PrizeWinner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle...

    The Race To The Top: Structural Racism And How To [2023]


    A New Statesman 'most anticipated title of the year' 'Compelling.' David Lammy MP 'Refreshing,' Pragya Agarwal A powerful intervention roundly debunking the myth of progress in racial equality - particularly...

    Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What [2023]


    An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane. Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud...

    Arun Kundnani: What Is Antiracism? [2023] hardback


    Liberals have been arguing for nearly a century that racism is fundamentally an individual problem of extremist beliefs. Responding to Nazism, thinkers like gay rights pioneer Magnus Hirschfeld and anthropologist...

    Catherine Joy White: This Thread of Gold [2023] paperback


    For centuries, Black women have been written out of the dominant narrative, their stories untold, their art appropriated. Many of them found ways to resist. Some of these acts of...

    John Morgan: Race, Racism And The Geography Curriculum [2023] paperback


    Changes in the nature of knowledge production, plus rapid social and cultural change, have meant that the 'curriculum question' - what is to be taught, and by extension, 'whose knowledge'...

    Marsha Morton: Constructing Race On The Borders Of Europe [2023] paperback


    Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe investigates the visual imagery of race construction in Scandinavia, Austro-Hungary, Germany, and Russia. It covers a period when historic disciplines of ethnography and...

    Lisa M Anderson: Black Women And The Changing Television Landscape [2023] paperback


    Black women's work in television has been, since the beginning, a negotiation. Black Women and the Changing Television Landscape explores the steps black women, as actors, directors, and producers, have...

    Antonia Darder: On Class, Race, And Educational Reform [2023] paperback


    On Class, Race, and Educational Reform provokes new dialogue between Marxists, critical race theory scholars, and other race-inspired educational theorists with the aim of countering racism and class inequalities. The...

    Minna Salami: Sensuous Knowledge [2023] paperback


    In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh. Combining the playfulness of a...

    Sophie Williams: Anti Racist Ally - P/b W3 [2020] paperback


    'Gives you the information you need to begin, or continue, your understanding of what it means to be a true anti-racist ally' Pippa Vosper Do you want to be an...

    Austin Channin Brown: I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness: 'A leading new voice on racial justice' LAYLA SAAD, author of ME AND WHITE SU


    A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICKA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'An example of how one woman can change the world by telling the truth about her life with unflinching, relentless courage' GLENNON...

    Boyah J Farah: America Made Me a Black Man [2022] hardback


    A searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Black people in his adopted land, the...

    Angela Y. Davis: Autobiography An [2023] paperback


    'Riveting; as fresh and relevant today as it was almost 50 years ago. The words fire off the page with humour, anger and eloquence' GuardianA powerful and commanding account of...

    Lesley Ann Brown: Decolonial Daughter [2018] paperback


    In Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son, Trinidadian-American writer & activist Lesley-Ann Brown explores, through the lens of motherhood, issues such as migration, identity and...

    Lenny Henry: ACCESS ALL AREAS W2 [2021] paperback


    Sir Lenny Henry rang up the Office for National Statistics to confirm something he'd been thinking about for a long time. They told him that only 29.5% of the United...

    Isabel Wilkerson: Caste [2023] paperback


    THE TIME NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR | #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Powerful and timely ... I cannot recommend it strongly enough" - Barack ObamaFrom one of America's most celebrated...

    Clare Horrie: Diverse Histories: A source book for teaching Black, Asian and minority ethnic histories at Key Stage 3, in association with The National Archives


    The ultimate resource for developing a diverse history curriculum in secondary schools.Exclusively based on historical sources from The National Archives, this book is an indispensable tool for history departments to...

    Black Oot Here: Black Lives in Scotland


    What does it mean to be Black in Scotland today? How are notions of nationhood, Scottishness, and Britishness implicated in this? Why is it important to archive and understand Black...

    Asian American Literature


    This book introduces Asian American literary studies by engaging the conditions, contingencies, and immediate and long-term effects of its major debates. Two rationales inform Ling's presentation of the field in...

    White Devils, Black Gods: Race, Masculinity, and Religious Codependency


    Interweaving academic theory, (auto)ethnography, and memoir-styled narrative, Christopher M. Driscoll explores what the "white devil" trope means for understanding and responding to tensions emerging from toxic white masculinity.The book provides...

    Emma Lee: Indigenous Women's Voices: 20 Years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies [2022] paperback


    This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on When Linda Tuhiwai Smith's Decolonizing Methodologies was first published, it ignited a...

    Settlers: Journeys Through the Food, Faith and Culture of Black African London


    A journey into the hidden, vibrant world of Black African London. What makes a Londoner? What is it to be Black, African and British? And how can we understand the...

    Under the Skin: racism, inequality, and the health of a nation


    The first book to tell the full story of race and health in America today, showing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of the nation.In the US,...

    Kehinde Andrews: The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World [2022] paperback


    "If you want to get beyond gestures and slogans and to the truth, this is the book to get you there" Russell Brand "Kehinde Andrews is a crucial voice walking...

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