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African-American Studies Audiobooks

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    A Little Devil in America

    In Praise of Black Performance

    Narrated by JD Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.An electrifying celebration of Black performances, cultures and communities in the United States, from the New York Times bestselling poet and critic Hanif AbdurraqibAt the March on Washington, Josephine Baker reflected on her life and her legacy. She had spent decades as one of the most successful entertainers in the world, but, she told the crowd, "I was a devil in ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Outlaw Culture

    Resisting Representations

    by Bell Hooks ...
    Narrated by Adenrele Ojo ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 56 min

    According to the Washington Post, no one who cares about contemporary African-American cultures can ignore Bell Hooks's electrifying feminist explorations. Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture presents a collection of essays that pulls no punches. As Hooks herself notes, interrogations of popular culture can be a "powerful site for intervention, challenge ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 3 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word AlbumWinner of the 2020 Audie Award for Autobiography/MemoirAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEAR</stro... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Freedom is a Constant Struggle

    Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

    Narrated by Coleen Marlo, Angela Y. Davis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 47 min

    In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

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    So You Want to Talk about Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in AmericaA current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divideIn So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Blackout

    How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation

    by Candace Owens ...
    Narrated by Candace Owens ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 51 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s time for a black exit.Political activist and social media star Candace Owens addresses the many ways that Democrat Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right.Black Americans have long been shackled to the Democrats. Seeing no viable alternative, they have watched liberal politicians take the ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    Ain't I a Woman

    Black Women and Feminism 2nd Edition

    by Bell Hooks ...
    Narrated by Adenrele Ojo ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 min

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, Hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    Narrated by January LaVoy ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 10 min

    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' ""Love Song to the Nation"" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

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    The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    Unabridged

    10 hours 56 min

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.A Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA Finalist for the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & TechnologyA Smithsonian Magazine Best Science Book of 2021A Symmetry Magazine Top 10 Physics Book of 2021An Entropy ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Sister Outsider

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 58 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The woman's place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deepThe revolutionary writings of Audre Lorde gave voice to those 'outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women'. Uncompromising, angry and yet full of hope, this collection of her essential prose - essays, speeches, letters, interviews - ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    King

    The Life of Martin Luther King

    by Jonathan Eig ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 2 min

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2023*Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s King is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. – and the first to include recently declassified FBI files.In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the bestsellin... ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Yearning

    Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics, 2nd Edition

    by Bell Hooks ...
    Narrated by Adenrele Ojo ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 7 min

    For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Wim Wenders's film Wings of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    White Negroes

    When Cornrows Were in Vogue . and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

    Narrated by Adenrele Ojo ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people—and explores how this intensifies racial inequality.American culture loves blackness. From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence. Yet, when it comes to who is allowed to thrive from black hipness, the pioneers are usually left behind as ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Love and Rage

    The Path of Liberation through Anger

    Narrated by Lama Rod Owens ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERIn the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation?White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma</stron... ... Read more

    $54.99 AUD

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    The Invisible Ache

    Black Men Identifying Their Pain and Reclaiming Their Power

    Unabridged

    10 hours 10 min

    A moving combination of memoir, psychology, and practical tools, this book offers Black men guidance and support for reclaiming mental well-being and finding whole, full-hearted living.Early in his career, actor Courtney B. Vance lost his father to suicide. Recently, he lost his godson to the same fate. Still, as mental health discourse hits the mainstream, it leaves the most vulnerable out of the ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Unbecoming a Lady

    The Forgotten Sluts and Shrews That Shaped America

    Unabridged

    3 hours 42 min

    A quippy and irreverent collection of illustrated profiles of the great American women who weren’t attractive, well-spoken, demure, or sinless enough to receive their rightful place in history, until now, from New York Times bestselling author Therese Oneill.Slut. Shrew. Sinful. Scold. The 19th- and early 20th-century American women profiled in this collection were called all these names and worse ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Assata Taught Me

    State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives

    by Donna Murch ...
    Narrated by Patryce Williams ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 29 min

    Black Panther and Cuban exile, Assata Shakur, has inspired multiple generations of radical protest, including our contemporary Black Lives Matter movement. Drawing its title from one of America’s foremost revolutionaries, this collection of thought-provoking essays by award-winning Panther scholar Donna Murch explores how social protest is challenging our current system of state violence and mass ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    The Underground Railroad Records

    Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom

    Unabridged

    14 hours 4 min

    A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi CoatesAs a conductor for the Underground Railroad—the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom—William Still helped as many as eight hundred ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Race for Profit

    How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

    Narrated by Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 30 min

    By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining. Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city-dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and set about establishing policies to induce mortgage lenders and the real estate industry to treat Black ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    White Like Me

    by Tim Wise ...
    Narrated by Tim Wise ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Black Ball

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA

    Narrated by Xenia Willacey ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours

    A vital narrative history of 1970s pro basketball, and the Black players who shaped the NBAAgainst a backdrop of ongoing resistance to racial desegregation and strident calls for Black Power, the NBA in the 1970s embodied the nation’s imagined descent into disorder. A new generation of Black players entered the league then, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Spencer Haywood, and the press and ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Reckoning with Slavery

    Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic

    Narrated by Angel Pean ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 20 min

    In Reckoning with Slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan draws on the lived experiences of enslaved African women in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to reveal the contours of early modern notions of trade, race, and commodification in the Black Atlantic. From capture to transport to sale to childbirth, these women were demographically counted as commodities during the Middle Passage, vulnerable to ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    No Common Ground

    Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

    by Karen L. Cox ...
    Narrated by David Sadzin ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 44 min

    When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century-but they've never been as intense as they are today. In this eye-opening narrative of the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    May We Forever Stand

    A History of the Black National Anthem

    by Imani Perry ...
    Series series The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture

    Unabridged

    11 hours 29 min

    The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story and the aspirations of black Americans. Since the song ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus